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Former Georgia Lottery inspector accused of taking bribes to pass store inspections
Inspector ironically skirts process for ensuring stores follow regulations By Kate Northrop A former Georgia Lottery employee was arrested and charged with three counts of bribery after investigators found he accepted bribes to pass store inspections. A Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) inspector who took bribes in exchange for passing store inspections and has since been fired from his position and arrested. Former GLC Compliance Inspector Michael Kessler, 62, of Rockdale County
Yesterday, 7:59 am - Lottery News

Missouri woman accused of orchestrating $116,000 lottery scheme using stolen credit cards
Organized lottery fraud ring led by one woman nets over six figures in damages By Kate Northrop A Missouri woman was indicted by a federal grand jury for orchestrating a conspiracy to buy nearly 2,000 lottery tickets with stolen credit cards, totaling over $116,000 in fraudulent winnings and purchases. On Wednesday, Amy Young, 31, was charged in a two-count indictment in Springfield, Missouri, related to a scheme she conducted to defraud the lottery of cash prizes. Young was accu
May 20, 2024, 2:49 pm - Lottery News

U.S. Postal Service worker pleads guilty after caught stealing cash and lottery tickets from mail
Worker escapes jail after routinely committing federal crime By Kate Northrop A New York U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee avoided a prison sentence after being convicted of stealing cash, lottery tickets, and other personal belongings from the mail she was entrusted to deliver. Marlene Cruz, 40, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee after an investigation found that she stole money, lottery tickets, and sensitive documents from over two years'
May 18, 2024, 7:24 am - Lottery News

Six gang members arrested for stealing $50,000 worth of lottery tickets in two states
Massachusetts and New Hampshire law enforcement targets Operation Smash Cash By Kate Northrop Six Massachusetts individuals were arrested and indicted on multiple felony charges following an organized scheme to steal $50,000 worth of lottery tickets that spanned two states and twelve stores over the course of three months. The Essex District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced on Wednesday that six people were arrested in multiple cities in relation to 121 indictments to do
May 1, 2024, 1:09 pm - Lottery News

Florida couple arrested for attempting to cash lottery ticket taped together to look like $1M winner
Million-dollar dreams ripped up when crudely fashioned ticket doesn't pass the test By Kate Northrop A Florida couple was arrested after they attempted to cash in a scratch-off lottery ticket that they had crudely taped together to look like it had won a $1 million prize. A Florida couple was arrested and now faces multiple felony charges after presenting a torn-up and retaped lottery ticket made to look like a $1 million winner to the Florida Lottery. Kira Enders, 36, and her bo
Apr 23, 2024, 6:52 am - Lottery News

U.K. convicts used stolen card to win £4 million lottery prize; now card owner wants the winnings
Blotto Louts bender is short-lived Includes video report By Kate Northrop The owner of the debit card two United Kingdom convicts used to purchase a winning lottery ticket worth 4 million (US$4.98 million) says he wants to see at least a portion of the prize. Joshua Addyman, 29, was on the receiving end of a fraudulent debit purchase made by two jobless convicts, Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson, which resulted in a 4 million lottery win. Just having learned of the win last w
Apr 16, 2024, 8:12 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts store clerk who tried to steal customer's $3M lottery prize sentenced to probation
A Massachusetts store clerk embroiled in the unique case involving a $3 million lottery ticket admitted Friday that she tried to cash in on the winnings, despite knowing they belonged to someone else. Carly Nunes, 24, had a choice when she discovered the ticket had been left behind. The decision she made resulted in multiple criminal charges of larceny and fraud. In Brockton Superior Court on Friday, Nunes admitted there was enough evidence to find her guilty of one of those felony indic
Feb 12, 2024, 8:34 am - Lottery News

Florida man arrested after buying $31,000 worth of lottery tickets using company credit card
He didn't luck out with this one By Kate Northrop A Florida truck driver was arrested this week after getting caught racking up more than $31,000 on his company credit card to buy lottery tickets. Law enforcement put a stop to one Florida man's outrageous lottery spending habits after his company discovered he had used their credit card to spend over $31,000 on scratch-off tickets. Warren Alexander Johnson, 47, of Clearwater, was arrested on Monday and charged with conducting a s
Feb 8, 2024, 9:32 am - Lottery News

Maryland brothers arrested for $3.5 million lottery scam that allegedly involved exploding briefcase
Scammers go through greater lengths to deceive victims By Kate Northrop Two Maryland brothers have been indicted after running a three-year scheme that involved false promises of lottery winnings and a supposedly exploding metal briefcase. The United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that a federal grand jury charged brothers Dwayne and Wayne Henry, 32 and 34, respectively, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme that offers a false promise o
Jan 25, 2024, 5:58 pm - Lottery News

California couple face felony charges for stealing $135 worth of Iowa Lottery tickets
Couple burglarizes lottery retailer on Christmas Day Includes video report By Kate Northrop A California couple are facing multiple felony charges each after stealing an Iowa Lottery ticket kiosk and attempting to cash $135 worth of winning tickets. Two California residents are facing felony charges as well as potential prison time and thousands in fines over just $135 worth of lottery tickets. Rather than spending it with friends, family, and loved ones, Robert Price and Sam
Jan 11, 2024, 9:12 am - Lottery News

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