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Couple at odds over Powerball lottery prize
The proceeds from a winning Powerball ticket have split a Sevierville, Tennessee, couple who have two children together and are expecting a third, according to documents filed in Sevier County Circuit Court. Pamela Jo Newsome has filed a complaint seeking an injunction to keep Mark Saul from spending any of the $200,000 from a winning Powerball ticket purchased in Pigeon Forge. According to her complaint, Newsome is carrying their third child together, although they have never married. New
Feb 3, 2009, 2:54 pm - Lottery News

Texas woman says friend stole winning lottery ticket
A Fort Worth woman says her gamble in letting a friend take her winning $20,000 lottery ticket to a store to verify whether it was a winner apparently didn't pay off. Nancy Charlez, 34, filed a police report Tuesday, saying her friend returned empty-handed. Her friend said a man in a pickup took the unsigned Lucky Dice ticket from her and said it was no good, the report claims. Police are investigating the alleged scratch-off rip-off. Bobby Heith, a spokesman with the Texas Lottery Comm
Jan 21, 2009, 11:54 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky blocked from seizing gambling domain names
Kentucky may not seize 141 online casinos' Internet domain names in an attempt to block them from operating within the state's borders, a three-judge appeals panel ruled. In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals panel said an Internet domain name is not a gambling device. That left the Franklin County Circuit Court without jurisdiction in the matter. It stretches credulity to conclude that a series of numbers, or Internet address, can be said to constitute a 'machine or any
Jan 21, 2009, 4:47 pm - Lottery News

Lawsuit alleges New York Lottery and Scientific Games infringed trademark
Small company says N.Y. Lottery stole game concept and title Press Release: November 21, 2008 NEW YORK, NY According to Balestriere Lanza PLLC, the Gameologist Group LLC (Gameologist), a New Jersey based and minority-owned small business, filed a complaint in New Jersey Federal District Court, suing the New York Lottery (the Lottery) and Scientific Games, Inc. (Scientific Games), for infringing on its trademark. Gameologist developed the lottery scratch-off game BLING BLINGTM (the Mark)
Nov 24, 2008, 10:37 pm - Lottery News

Costa Rica court rejects washed lottery ticket
A Costa Rican who mistakenly washed a winning lottery ticket worth 112,000 dollars lost a court appeal to obtain the prize, a report said Wednesday. The Supreme Court rejected the appeal by the man known only as Urroz, who selected the correct numbers for second prize in the June 29 draw but later found the remains of his ticket in the pocket of a pair of recently-washed pants, La Nacion daily reported. Lottery organizers in September refused to pay the prize without the whole ticket. T
Oct 15, 2008, 4:54 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall. Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m. It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News

Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him. Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket. To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police
Sep 28, 2008, 6:38 pm - Lottery News

Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit
A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation strongly recommends signing the ticket. We very strongly recommend players sign the ticket at the time they buy the ticket, said Don Pister, a commission spokesman. Do it when you purchase the ticket. Don't wait until you know it's won a prize. An 81-year-old Windsor man is suing his 59-year-old wife, claiming she stole his winning ti
Sep 28, 2008, 6:35 pm - Lottery News

Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize
An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April. The suit filed by Gerald Moore alleges Patricia Moore took the ticket from his bedroom night table and gave it to her daughter from a previous marriage to cash, the Windsor Star reported. Interviewed by the newspaper, Moore, 59, denied all the claims. I didn't do anything wrong, my hand to almighty God, she said. The Ontario Provincial Police
Sep 28, 2008, 6:06 pm - Lottery News

Lawsuit filed to pull lottery off Arkansas ballot
A group opposing a state-run lottery asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday to throw the proposal off this fall's ballot. The Arkansas Family Council argued in a petition filed with the state's highest court that the proposed constitutional amendment's title and name should be found inaccurate, incomplete and misleading because they don't define lotteries and doesn't warn voters of potential consequences of authorizing a state-run lottery. The proposal leaves it up to the Legislature to w
Sep 20, 2008, 2:42 pm - Lottery News