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Winning Powerball lottery ticket in dispute
Kansas couple claims $200,000 Powerball ticket is theirsAn ownership dispute over a winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000 prompted a Grantville, Kansas couple to file a lawsuit against the Kansas Lottery and the Kroger Co. earlier this month.Topeka attorney Danton Hejtmanek filed the lawsuit on Feb. 10 in Shawnee County District Court on behalf of Ara and Gary Carbonneau, who claim to have purchased a winning Powerball ticket and have a receipt to prove it.Michele A. Kaminski, who was
Feb 27, 2004, 4:40 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery Rains on Lady Luck's Parade
Luck may be a lady in North Dakota, but Virginia officials say she was there first.Lady Luck is appearing in North Dakota ads as a weary figure in a red dress, traveling the state to get people to buy a ticket for the new state lottery that starts March 25.Virginia officials say another Lady Luck has been hustling to promote their state lottery since 1990. And they are looking closely at the North Dakota ads. At this point we're aware of it, said Ed Scarborough, a spokesman for the Virginia L
Feb 23, 2004, 5:08 am - Lottery News

Judge awards excluded worker $1 million share of Big Game jackpot
A New Jersey Superior Court Judge ruled that a supermarket employee who thought she was included in a ticket-buying pool even though she couldn't immediately pay is entitled to share in a $32.9 million Big Game lottery jackpot.In a non-jury trial, Judge Mitchel Ostrer ruled Wednesday that Mary Marinelli, 49, of Dover Township is entitled to one-34th of the money won by employees of the Pathmark supermarket in Brick Township.David Mazie, the woman's attorney, said her share will be about $1 milli
Feb 13, 2004, 8:03 am - Lottery News

New Mexico students rally against lottery proposal
Eastern New Mexico Universitys student body president, along with student leaders from across the state, are opposed to a change to the states lottery scholarship that won approval this week from the Commission on Higher Education.The commission this week, during a meeting in Santa Fe, approved a move that would take $2 million out of lottery reserves and use that money for need-based financial aid.Gov. Bill Richardson has proposed taking more than $2 million from the lottery scholarship for tha
Feb 9, 2004, 6:00 am - Lottery News

Woman Says Store Clerk Stole Winning Lottery Ticket
Disputed Ticket Worth $20,000A Westborough, Massachusetts man faces a charge of larceny in the alleged theft of a lottery scratch ticket believed to be a $20,000 winner.According to the ticket buyer, the lottery agent claimed the ticket was only worth $100 and then refused to return it to the buyer.Erika Schmitt, 18, said Monday she bought a lottery ticket and scratched it while at a Quick Mart convenience store in Westborough. I was scratching and it was all stars, 10 stars. And I said, 'I th
Jan 23, 2004, 8:23 pm - Lottery News

Pair Torn A$under
A terminally ill World War II veteran - who sued his wife because she dumped him to run off with their winning $25 million New York Lotto ticket - enjoyed a bittersweet victory yesterday, getting both a piece of the jackpot and a divorce. She betrayed me - it was nothing but greed. But this gave me closure and vindication, Kenneth Parker, 77, told The Post as he sat in a wheelchair hooked up to an oxygen tank.Connie Parker, 74, agreed to settle with her now ex-hubby following 11th-hour negotiat
Jan 21, 2004, 5:46 am - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery Loser Faces Police Charge
Elecia Battle, who admitted yesterday that she lied about losing a $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, was charged today with filing a false police report.On January 2, Battle told police in South Euclid, Ohio that she had somehow lost the Mega Millions ticket shortly after buying the ticket at a local Quick Shop.If convicted of the misdemeanor count, Battle, 40, faces a maximum of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.Below you'll find a copy of the winning ticket and the criminal c
Jan 9, 2004, 8:34 pm - Lottery News

'I Lied' -- Woman Drops Lottery Lawsuit
Updated: Jan. 8, 2003 12:38 PMA woman said through tears Thursday that she lied about losing the winning ticket for a $162 million lottery prize awarded to another woman.Elecia Battle, 40, is dropping her lawsuit to block payment of the 11-state Mega Millions jackpot to the certified winner, her lawyer Sheldon Starke said. I wanted to win, Battle said. The numbers were so overwhelming. I did buy a ticket and I lost. I wanted to win so bad for my kids and my family. I apologize. Starke says tha
Jan 8, 2004, 10:27 am - Lottery News

Media Battle in the Mega Millions Jackpot Dispute
Lottery Post presents a selection of photos and descriptions in the struggle over the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot.Two women one with a ticket, one tearfully without lay claim to a $162 million lottery jackpot Tuesday, triggering a legal dispute that could come down to finder's keepers or fraud.Elecia Battle went to police Monday with the teary story of a lottery ticket lost outside a convenience store, and a small crowd with flashlights soon gathered in the snowy parking lot in search o
Jan 6, 2004, 8:23 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Loser's Shady Past
Ohio woman has fraud, assault convictions, uses aliasThe Ohio woman who told police that she purchased -- and then lost -- the winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket -- has several arrests on her rap sheet, including convictions for assault and credit card fraud. In addition, Elecia Battle is using an alias and has falsely claimed to be married to the man with whom she now lives.Battle, whose real name is Elecia Dickson, apparently has borrowed the surname of boyfriend James Battle.
Jan 6, 2004, 5:56 pm - Lottery News

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