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$1.5 billion Mega Millions winner explains how "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland stole $83 million
Jury convicts conman on wire fraud, money laundering charges By Kate Northrop The famous and still anonymous winner of the record $1.4 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot from South Carolina emerged from her legendary silence to deliver a testimony against New York Lottery Lawyer Jason Jay Kurland that explains how he stole $83 million from her in his schemes. On July 26, the United States Department of Justice announced that a jury found Kurland, 48, guilty of defrauding his own l
Aug 16, 2022, 7:13 pm - 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

Trial begins for "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland; claims he is as much of a victim as lottery winners
Attorney who allegedly conned millions from big jackpot winners appears in three-week trial By Kate Northrop Trial is officially underway for the New York-based attorney who is charged by federal prosecutors with stealing millions of dollars from the dozens of significant lottery jackpot winners he advised. Jason Jay Kurland, 48, was the lawyer many big lottery winners would go to for counsel on how to manage their newfound absurd amounts of wealth. Now, he's on trial for conspirac
Jul 15, 2022, 1:57 pm - Lottery News

Scammer who conned UK National Lottery of £2.5 million given more time to repay funds
Man who forged winning ticket has yet to pay back a single cent By Kate Northrop A con artist who scammed the UK National Lottery of 2.5 million (US$3.06 million) by forging a winning ticket has been handed a wider window to pay back the funds he owes. Edward Putman, 56, who is also a convicted rapist, was given three months to pay back 939,782.44 (US$1,149,405.61) at a crime hearing in January. After failing to meet his obligation, he should have had to serve six more years in pri
Jun 20, 2022, 12:07 pm - 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

Lottery scammers sentenced to prison after netting $700,000 from victims
Over half a million dollars later, fraudsters are finally caught By Kate Northrop Two lottery scammers who defrauded elderly victims of $700,000 will be spending time behind bars in federal prison, Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus announced. Jason Wedderburn, 41, and Kayan Kitson, 38, were each sentenced to two to three years in federal prison along with 3 years of federal supervised release after netting over half a million dollars from senior citizens in several sta
Nov 22, 2021, 1:32 pm - 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

Ohio lottery winner wins $1 million but claims losses of $1 million
Shifty player thought he could skirt the IRS By Kate Northrop An Ohio Lottery player who won $1 million is in hot water with the IRS after falsely claiming gambling losses of $1 million and wiring his winnings abroad. Mustafa Shalash, of Hillard, was charged with one count of filing a false tax return with the IRS after winning a $1 million prize and then claiming gambling losses of an equal amount. In 2015, Shalash won a $1 million prize on a single lottery ticket and received
Nov 12, 2021, 11:35 am - Lottery News

Twelve individuals and three stores indicted in Massachusetts lottery scheme
Another fraud ring is caught By Kate Northrop On Tuesday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that twelve individuals and three stores in the state were indicted in connection with an ongoing scheme to launder lottery winnings and thus avoid paying taxes. The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (MSLC), in conjunction with State Police, discovered that twelve individuals conspired to evade taxes in a calculated scheme to defraud the state of taxes on lottery winnings
Oct 28, 2021, 12:42 pm - Lottery News

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