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Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000
A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there. Both jackpots one $20,000 and the other $60,000 Nichol Evans won in late 2016 by playing online gambling games, according to Michigan Lottery articles. Evans won the bigger prize while on a work break at DOT Caring Centers Inc., a local substance abuse and mental health treatment cen
Sep 1, 2017, 7:50 pm - Lottery News

Scammers using social media accounts claiming to be lottery winner Mavis Wanczyk
Police are again warning people about multiple fake social media accounts created by scammers pretending to be the city's Powerball winner. Don't fall for this scam. Don't give personal information, Michael Wilk, Chicopee Police public information officer, posted on the department's social media accounts. In a brief search Wilk said he found more than 30 fake Instagram accounts as well as a handful of Twitter accounts and Facebook accounts. Nearly all of the accounts are using some versio
Aug 31, 2017, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Jamaican lottery scam ringleader pleads guilty
A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and a federal prosecutor says more defendants in the case might do the same. Lavrick Willocks, 28, reached an agreement with federal prosecutors in North Dakota earlier this month and appeared in court Thursday to enter his plea. Prosecutors dropped 65 other counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Willocks faces
Jul 28, 2017, 10:25 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner's cyanide poisoning death remains unsolved five years later
Urooj Khan couldn't believe his luck in spring 2012 when he scratched off a second lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven near his home on Chicago's Far North Side and realized he had won $1 million. When he accepted an oversized promotional check from Illinois Lottery representatives with his wife and teenage daughter at his side, he spoke of how his winnings would help him grow his dry-cleaning business. But weeks later, before he had collected the actual winnings, Khan died unexpectedly at 46.
Jul 25, 2017, 8:21 am - Lottery News

Mastermind of lottery fraud will explain how he rigged jackpots
Lottery Post's warning to the lottery industry about computerized drawings, issued more than a decade ago, is about to be confirmed as fact by Eddie Tipton, a former Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) security director. A lottery programmer will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday. Prosecutors will seek a 25-year priso
Jun 12, 2017, 9:21 pm - Lottery News

N.Y. men arrested for redeeming winning lottery tickets for people in debt
Seven retailers suspended for colluding Two New Yorkers were tossed behind bars in the state's first-ever arrests of lottery scammers accused of secretly claiming winning tickets for people who owe child support, back taxes or other debts. Eduardo Moran-Barrera, 63, of the Bronx, claimed a total of 686 tickets worth a whopping $1.48 million in lottery winnings between 2012 and 2016, officials said. Neil Ferguson, 50, of Manhattan, raked in $273,139 after claiming 91 winning tickets over
Jun 10, 2017, 7:40 am - Lottery News

4th clerk arrested in Florida Lottery sting
Florida officials have arrested a fourth person locally in its ongoing crackdown on store owners and employees who cheat customers out of lottery winnings. Kamlawatie Persaud, 60, a clerk at Dave's Mini Mart at 10859 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, was arrested Wednesday. According to an investigator at the Florida Lottery Division of Security, the official went to the convenience store posing as a customer with a winning ticket valued at $599 and gave it to the clerk to scan. Persaud checked the
May 12, 2017, 8:25 am - Lottery News

Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme
Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store. Melinda C. Lanning, 42, and Reagan S. Richardson, 19, both of Connersville, Indiana, were each charged in late March by special prosecutor Andrew Bryson of Union County with two counts of Level 6 felony theft, stemming from an investigation by both the Connersville Police Department and the State Lottery Commission of Indiana into the duo allegedly stealing thou
Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner gets 21 years for financing drug trafficking operation
Ronnie Music Jr., a Waycross, Georgia man who sank part of $3 million in lottery winnings into methamphetamine trafficking, will spend the next 21 years in prison on drug conspiracy and firearms charges. Last July, the 46-year-old Music admitted his involvement in multi-state drug trafficking, including a ring being run from a Georgia prison that he fronted with lottery winnings. He also pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. (See Lottery winner invested $3M i
Apr 4, 2017, 5:28 pm - Lottery News

18 arrested in illegal lottery bust in New Jersey
May be part of larger network of illegal games Includes video report Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an illegal lottery enterprise out of storefronts across New Jersey. Basically, the numbers are run by the New Jersey or New York lotteries, the mid-day and the night number, and they usually call, make payments on the numbers, says Irvington Police Detective Mitchell Molina.
Apr 3, 2017, 8:49 am - Lottery News