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Lottery Phone Scam Continues to Snare Victims
It can be so easy to get pulled into the trap of a lottery phone scam.It sounds so enticing just send them a few thousand dollars to cover the taxes and you rake in hundreds of thousands.But what sounds too good to be true, is. So, why are so many folks falling for it? You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of $450,890 Congratulations. That letter, with a handwritten address on the envelope, had a Dandridge, Tennessee woman celebrating. I started reading it, was real excited
Jun 15, 2005, 1:42 pm - Lottery News

Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool
Several members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team pooled their money and purchased $1,000 worth of Ohio Lottery tickets for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.The estimated jackpot on Tuesday was $168 million. There was some talk about looking into buying a share of the team, Kearns said. We're pretty confident. Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Sean Casey and Rich Aurilia also were part of the group.There were no winning tickets in the Tuesday Mega Millio
Apr 21, 2005, 3:09 pm - Lottery News

Mass. lottery winners cash in on new prize law
Massachusetts lottery winners are rushing to cash in on a recent change in state law that allows them to negotiate with private companies for a lump-sum buyout of all or a portion of their 20-year income stream.Since November, when the change in the law took effect, nearly 270 lottery winners have made the decision to give up a chunk of their future prize payments in return for a lump sum that can be used for such immediate needs as buying a new house or paying off existing loans and debts.But n
Apr 11, 2005, 12:21 pm - Lottery News

VA Lottery Director wants to be college president
Virginia Lottery Director Penelope Ward Kyle said a lack of university experience shouldn't hamper her management abilitiesVirginia Lottery Director Penelope Ward Kyle assured Radford University faculty Tuesday that she wouldn't institute radical changes if she succeeded Douglas Covington as president. Far be it from me with my career experience ... to tell you what you should be doing, she said. I haven't been doing what you all have been doing for all these years. Before coming to the lotter
Feb 2, 2005, 3:09 pm - Lottery News

Will Tennessee's new games cloud Kentucky lottery's future?
Kentucky has Daniel Boone, Abe Lincoln, Adolph Rupp, Loretta Lynn, and Ashley Judd.Tenessee has Davy Crockett, Andy Jackson, Bob Neyland, Dolly Parton, and Dixie Carter.For a couple of centuries, there has been a border rivalry between Kentucky and Tennessee as the states have dueled over history and heroes and have had spats over sports and politics. Now the rivalry has become more serious than ever. The Big and the Big Orange are fighting over the Big Green - as in money.Kentucky has the lotte
Jan 27, 2005, 10:57 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery: More than 'state-sanctioned gambling operation'
This is the first story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactSince it was founded in April 1989, it has generated nearly $8 billion in sales and contributed more $2 billion in revenue to the state treasury. But this multibillion-dollar enterprise is not your typical big business.The billions in sales it has generated come not from the sale of goods or services but from the sale of tickets. The $2 billion in revenue it has produced for the state comes not fr
Jan 27, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Lottery benefits Kentucky students but not its schools
This is the third story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactAmid last year's protest by Kentucky teachers over what they considered to be an insufficiently-funded health insurance plan offered by Gov. Fletcher, the Kentucky Lottery Corp. received a letter from one of the angry educators. The letter underscored another, much older controversy surrounding education funding. The letter writer said, 'When you look at the amount of money generated for the Kentu
Jan 26, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News

Two men played key roles in establishing Kentucky Lottery
Two people played key roles in Kentucky's joining the growing ranks of states with lotteries. One of them was a politician who grabbed the headlines. The other was a storekeeper who worked behind the scenes, but his role in the founding of the now 15-year-old Kentucky Lottery Corp. was an important one.In the headlines was the late Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, a Lexington-based millionaire textbook salesman who was a native of Liberty. Behind the scenes was J.N. Frankel, a prominent Danville merchant
Jan 25, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News

Survey: One-fourth of retail customers buy lottery tickets
This is the second story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactOne out of every four customers at area stores that offer lottery games regularly buy tickets, according to a random survey of more than two dozen retailers in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.And the ticket sales they generate - more than $62 million worth in all five area counties over the last six fiscal years - have produced more than $3 million in commissions for the 65 are
Jan 25, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Kentucky lottery players try to beat the odds
This is the first story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactMost members of James Carrier's family have earned their largely modest income from the soil. But there is one relative of the retired Crab Orchard area farmer who a little more than a decade ago planted a seed that turned her into a millionaire.The seed, in this case, came not from a farm supply shop but from a convenience store.Back in 1994, one of Carrier's aunts, Beverly Pitt, also of Crab O
Jan 25, 2005, 9:20 am - Lottery News