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$100,000 lottery ticket claim goes to court
An administrative law judge is considering the claim by two Indiana men that they are the rightful owners of a $100,000 lottery ticket that was tossed in the trash.Judge Gregg Henry said he would rule within two months after hearing 6 1/2 hours of testimony Wednesday. Ownership of the ticket has been in dispute as it was put into a trash can at the Chaperral Cafe in Shelbyville, Indiana on Feb. 8 after a clerk told Ron Douglas and Ron Vinson that the $5 ticket was not the $40 winner they were ho
May 13, 2005, 11:29 am - Lottery News

Indiana lottery winners get help from fortune cookie
Who would think that a fortune cookie could bring you so much good fortune, asks Hoosier Lottery Director Esther Schneider.Call it bizarre or downright unbelievable.Alvin Barnes from Pittsboro says, They don't taste good and the advice I get I can get from an old lady. Maybe they are lucky, I don't know, adds Deb Herndon of Indianapolis.Somewhere between the realm of good fortune and plain dumb luck something strange happened. Lottery officials say 110 people hit the jackpot in the March 3
Apr 6, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

Indiana Ticket Wins $19.9 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
A Powerball ticket sold in Elwood, Indiana matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing, entitling the holder to a $19.9 million jackpot, a Hoosier Lottery spokesman said.So far, no one has come forward to claim the prize. The winning ticket was sold at McClure Oil in Elwood, the spokesman said.The winning numbers drawn for the Powerball game Saturday were 9, 13, 27, 40, 53 and a Powerball number of 28.Also, 9 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $100,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 fr
Mar 7, 2005, 10:45 am - Lottery News

Men who threw away $100,000 scratch ticket now seek prize
Two men who say they bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and threw it away are seeking the $100,000 prize a woman claimed after she plucked it from a cafe's trash can.The men -- Ron Douglas of Waldron and Ron Vinson of Shelbyville, Indiana -- have hired a lawyer who said he sent a formal request to Hoosier Lottery officials for a $100,000 payment.Attorney Lee McNeely said he also talked about the situation with Ellen Corcella, the lottery's security director. The letter that I forwarded to them
Feb 25, 2005, 2:12 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket plucked from trash wins $100,000
Finders keepers.That's the word from the Hoosier Lottery after a winning ticket worth $100,000 purchased in Shelbyville was tossed in the trash, then plucked out by a luckier person. If I drop $100,000 in the street and walk away and the next person picks it up, it's their money, Ellen Corcella, the lottery's security director, said Wednesday.The lottery paid the winnings, minus taxes, to Kerry Jeremiah, a Shelbyville woman who took the Hold 'em Poker ticket to the lottery's Downtown Indianap
Feb 17, 2005, 8:35 am - Lottery News

Special lottery for Indiana National Guard troops won't advance
An Indiana lawmaker expressed disappointment Thursday that her proposal for a special lottery to support the Indiana National Guard will not get a chance to advance in the state Senate.Republican Sen. Thomas Wyss of Fort Wayne, chairman of the Homeland Security, Utilities and Public Policy Committee, said he had problems with the bill by Sen. Vi Simpson, D-Bloomington, and would not give it a hearing. Among other things, he said it could set a precedent of the Legislature dictating special lotte
Feb 11, 2005, 2:42 pm - Lottery News

Indiana legislator attacks computerized lottery drawings
In a move hailed by opponents of computerized lottery drawings, Indiana State Representative Robert Alderman (R) introduced a bill last month that would force the Hoosier Lottery to revert back to traditional lottery ball machines.The bill, which would take effect on July 1, 2005, requires the Indiana State Lottery Commission to use numbered balls and machines to conduct lottery drawings. If passed, the bill would also voids a conflicting administrative rule which allows the Hoosier Lottery to
Feb 4, 2005, 11:27 am - Lottery News

Indiana gets new gaming and lottery chiefs
A Clay County judge who presided over the high-profile murder trial of nurse Orville Lynn Majors will become Indiana's next gambling regulator and the point person in a state review of Donald Trump's plans for the French Lick casino.Gov. Mitch Daniels on Thursday appointed Ernest E. Yelton, who spent 25 years on the Clay Circuit Court bench, as executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission. One of Yelton's first tasks will be to review the commission's split decision in July to award the s
Jan 14, 2005, 11:36 am - Lottery News

Couple claims $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot
A Rushville, Indiana couple on Monday claimed a $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot, 12 days after the winning numbers were drawn.Ryan and Mary Beth Emerson claimed the prize from the Dec. 29 drawing.Ryan Emerson said he had gone to a Speedway near his house to change a $50 bill and decided to buy a lottery ticket, which turned out to be the winner.He said he saw the newspaper headline that said there was a local winner of the drawing, but figured it wasn't him. Finally on Friday, he checked
Jan 11, 2005, 9:15 am - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery asks State Police to join scam probe
Hoosier Lottery officials Friday asked the Indiana State Police to help investigate their agency after a scandal over a rigged $1 million scratch-off game.Lottery Director Jack Ross said police will review and authenticate an internal investigation the agency is making following the controversy, which was uncovered earlier this week. I want to make sure the people of Indiana have confidence in the Hoosier Lottery, Ross said.Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi already is investigating the scam
Nov 13, 2004, 10:52 pm - Lottery News

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