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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

Parole revoked for lottery rigger Eddie Tipton
Decision to release former security director reversed By Kate Northrop Eddie Tipton, the former MUSL Director of Security who was convicted of rigging multiple lottery drawings in several states, will not be released from prison after his parole was revoked. In January, Tipton re-entered national headlines when the Iowa Board of Parole decided to grant him his release from prison. However, the board revoked his parole in March after an incident involving him in prison came to light
Apr 9, 2022, 5:01 pm - Lottery News

Eddie Tipton released from prison on parole
Convicted lottery rigger continues to plead innocence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton has been released on parole after serving a prison sentence for 4 years. In 2017, Eddie Tipton, 58, was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect multi-million-dollar jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief also agreed to pay about $2.2 mil
Jan 31, 2022, 7:44 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania woman sues online slots company after being refused jackpot payout
More than a dozen other players with similar complaints By Kate Northrop A Pennsylvania slots player filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an online slots game after it refused to pay out a $100,000 jackpot caused by a bug. More than a dozen other players lodged similar complaints against the same company, claiming that they won far more than what the company was willing to pay out, New Jersey regulators say. Lisa Piluso, of Yardley, a Pennsylvania town near the New Jers
Nov 17, 2021, 11:34 am - Lottery News

Eddie Tipton claims he was pressured to plead guilty in lottery rigging scandal
Convicted lottery scammer looking to reverse sentence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton is trying to reverse is 25-year prison sentence upon claiming that he was pressured to plead guilty in court four years ago. In 2017, Eddie Tipton was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect the jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief als
Nov 14, 2021, 5:34 pm - Lottery News

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