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$180 million Powerball winners embroiled in court battle after losing $20M to financial advisor
Mismanagement cost Powerball jackpot winners money and time By Kate Northrop A Minnesota couple who won a $180.1 million Powerball jackpot in 2008 have come forward to talk about how they lost millions to their financial advisor's poor management and spent five years embroiled in court battles. Two Powerball winners of a $180.1 million jackpot lost a significant portion of their lottery prize after a financial business they entrusted their winnings to sunk their portfolio. Paul a
Jul 18, 2024, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

Skill games remain banned in Kentucky after judge dismisses lawsuit
Ignoring the ban could leave you with a $25,000 fine By Kate Northrop A judge upheld the ruling that bans skill games in the state of Kentucky, leaving anyone who continues to operate them with a $25,000 fine per machine. Skill games still have no place in Kentucky, a judge ruled, setting back retailers and gaming companies that argue they deserve a spot in small businesses and restaurants. On Fri., June 28, Franklin County Circuit Judge Philip Shepherd dismissed a lawsuit that o
Jul 11, 2024, 7:30 am - Lottery News

Maine Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary
Did you know? Maine helped create the first-ever multi-state lottery organization even before Powerball and Mega Millions By Kate Northrop The Maine Lottery is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of a new series of instant scratch-off tickets designed to mark the gold milestone. Maine lottery players can now pick up three new scratch-off games, as well as a new Fast Play ticket, from the Lottery's latest series of games celebrating its 50th anniversary. With its inc
Jun 25, 2024, 11:05 am - Lottery News

$1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery winner's family sues him for not sharing jackpot
Family of lottery winner bites back in scathing legal battle; winner changes his story By Kate Northrop The $1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery winner sued the mother of his child for revealing the win to his family, but now, his father is accusing him of going back on a promise to share the jackpot. The family of the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner is biting back in court, claiming he went against his word that he would share the lottery winnings. I told him... 'You are
May 15, 2024, 5:24 pm - Lottery News

DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket. John Cheeks purchased a Powerball lottery ticket at the center of the dispute on Jan. 6, 2023. Although Cheeks did not see the Powerball drawing the following day, he saw his numbers posted on the DC lottery's website two days la
Feb 21, 2024, 7:48 am - Lottery News

$1.35 billion Mega Millions lottery winner suing mother of his child for revealing win to family
Anonymity might not last for billion-dollar jackpot winner By Kate Northrop The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is suing the mother of his child for allegedly telling his family about the lottery win. An anonymous Maine man who won the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is accusing the mother of his child of blabbing about his win and is taking legal action in retaliation. In February, one lucky winner stepped forward to claim the then-fourth-largest lottery ja
Nov 17, 2023, 11:21 am - Lottery News

California man claims winning $2.04 billion Powerball lottery ticket was stolen from him
Individual launches allegations after lottery winner steps forward to claim world's largest jackpot By Kate Northrop An individual has claimed in legal filings that he was the one to purchase the winning lottery ticket for the world-record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot and that the ticket was stolen from him. Another Altadena man named Jose Rivera has launched allegations that Edwin Castro is not the true winner of the $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot just over a week after
Feb 24, 2023, 11:03 am - Lottery News

Alabama Supreme Court finds that casinos are operating illegally
State will shut down casinos in question By Kate Northrop The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that several casinos in the state are to be shut down after they were found to be in violation of Alabama's gambling laws. Court case State v. Epic Tech, LLC came to a close with the Alabama Supreme Court's decision that casinos are operating illegally in the state. The Alabama Supreme Court found itself in agreement with the Attorney General's assertion that the Southern Star, Whi
Oct 4, 2022, 5:59 pm - Lottery News

IGT prevails in DOJ lawsuit; Wire Act only applies to sports betting
Lotteries and poker are not controlled by Wire Act A fight spanning more than a decade over varying interpretations of the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 may finally be reaching its end after a Rhode Island District Court judge ruled that the US Department of Justice must formally state that the law only applies to sports betting. The ruling, a significant victory for online poker in the US, was made in a November 2021 lawsuit filed by International Game Technology (IGT) against the DOJ in
Sep 24, 2022, 9:26 am - Lottery News

Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Final decision after back-and-forth fate of convicted former MUSL Security Director By Kate Northrop Convicted lottery rigger Eddie Tipton was released from prison on Friday following a series of events that had his freedom in limbo. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections online prison records, Eddie Tipton, 59, was released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa on parole. Tipton changed lottery history forever when he was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for rigging
Jul 21, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News

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