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Winners of $63M Australian Powerball jackpot resolve court battle with man who claimed share
Owners of lottery pool and retailer that sold winning ticket close up shop and move into $3.2 million mansion By Kate Northrop A legal battle between a man who claimed he was owed a share of a $63 million Australian Powerball jackpot and the organizers of the group that won it has been quietly resolved. Tania and Kevin Parkes, the owners of the retailer that sold a winning ticket for a $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in February and the organizers of the lottery grou
Sep 9, 2022, 7:19 pm - Lottery News

Lottery pool goes to court after man with losing ticket demands share of $63.3 million prize
Lottery player insists he has a winning ticket By Kate Northrop What started as a feel-good story for a lottery pool is turning sour after a man with a losing ticket claims the group owes him more than $260,000 (US$182,013) from a $63.3 million (US$44.3 million) Australian Powerball prize. Some might remember the 250 member Facebook group named Goldfields, let's pay our mortgages that won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in the Australian Lottery in F
May 9, 2022, 11:37 am - Lottery News

Canadian man sues 16 friends for share of $1 million lottery prize despite not paying for ticket
By Kate Northrop A Canadian pizza delivery driver is lawyering up against his 16 friends who won a $1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize, saying that he is owed a portion of the money despite not paying for the winning Lotto Max ticket. Philip Tsotsos of Windsor, Ontario claims he deserves a $70,000 share of the $1 million prize his 16 friends split last summer in a Maxmillion Lotto Max drawing, accusing the group of stealing his dreams. Last June, a lottery group consisting of 16
May 4, 2022, 12:18 pm - Lottery News

Florida Lottery admits error, winner collects two years later
Includes video report A Florida man finally has his lottery prize after a local media investigation exposed a state error. I can't believe I have the money, Joel Strickland of Winter Haven said. When Strickland won $1,000 in the lottery in 2017, state officials seized the money, saying he owed the state $5,300 to settle an old unemployment fraud claim. Strickland insisted there was an error and that he didn't owe anything, but the state's case was closed. Officials not only took his
Aug 26, 2019, 9:08 pm - Lottery News

Judge bars woman's ex-girlfriend from claiming big-win NC lottery ticket as her own
A judge has barred the ex-girlfriend of a Charlotte area woman from cashing in on the woman's big lottery ticket win. Jasmine Watkins said in a lawsuit that she won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky for Life ticket she bought in May. But on the day she intended to collect her winnings at the NC Education Lottery office in Raleigh, her ex-girlfriend drove without her and with the winning ticket and claimed she won the prize, the lawsuit said. On Thursday, Judge Karen Eady-Williams issued
Jun 14, 2019, 7:29 am - Lottery News

Chase the Ace lottery dispute settled between aunt and nephew
A family dispute over a $1.2 million lottery prize won in July was settled Monday after a five-hour settlement conference. In July, Barbara Reddick of Guysborough and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay were announced as the winners of the $1.2 million prize in the Chase the Ace lottery held in Margaree Forks. Immediately following the presentation, Reddick served verbal notice to her nephew that she was taking him to court to claim the full prize. They each received $611,319.50. (
Sep 17, 2018, 4:45 pm - Lottery News

Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot
Includes video report A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is dead to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for good luck. Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case. Barb Reddick and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, each received checks for $611,319.50 on Thursday after a $1,222,639 ticket with both their names on it was pulled Wednesday night at a Chase the Ace draw in Margaree, N.
Jul 14, 2018, 9:17 am - Lottery News

Ontario Lottery awards man half of $6.1M lottery prize with remainder in legal limbo
An Ontario man who parted ways with his live-in girlfriend after winning the lottery has been awarded half of the disputed $6.1 million Lotto 6/49 prize. But the rest of the cash bonanza remains in legal limbo. Maurice Thibeault arrived at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Toronto prize centre holding one of the two winning tickets in the Sept. 20 jackpot, worth $12.2 million. But before the Chatham resident could collect the money, his former girlfriend Denise Robertson, 46, obtai
Dec 5, 2017, 7:47 am - Lottery News

Georgia court awards Alabama man $1 million lottery win
This is the tale of a ticket a lottery ticket, that is. It began on a February day in 2013 and it ended last week in an Atlanta courtroom, leaving an Alabama man $1 million richer. Gadsden attorneys Jack Floyd and John Floyd represented Attalla retiree Larry Payne when a Gadsden woman claimed a winning lottery ticket belonged to her. Jack Floyd recounted details of the case. Larry's hobby is restoring old vehicles. On Feb. 13, 2015, he and his cousin, Jimmy Payne, went to Jasper, Tennessee
Jul 31, 2017, 9:33 am - Lottery News

Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners
Says Iowa and Indiana lotteries 'teamed up' on them Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to take their business elsewhere amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings. The customers, on the request of anonymity, allege after playing numbers and winning nearly $60,000 on one ticket and another $32,000 on an additional ticket in the 'Early Iowa' game, they were given the run around by Paradise Games and ultim
Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 am - Lottery News

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