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Massachusetts father and son sentenced to prison for decade-long $20M lottery ticket scheme
State's top lottery ticket cashers' attempt to create statewide network of scammers halted for good By Kate Northrop A father and son duo from Massachusetts was sentenced to prison in federal court on Monday, concluding the case surrounding an absurd number of prize claims that turned out to be fraudulent. Ali Jaafar, 63, and Yousef Jaafar, 29, both of Watertown, have received their sentencing five months after being convicted of multiple counts related to a scheme that cheated the I
May 23, 2023, 1:22 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts store clerk indicted after stealing lottery ticket worth $3 million from customer
Cashier switched her story during investigation, something didn't add up By Kate Northrop A liquor store clerk and her coworker have been indicted on charges that they stole a winning Massachusetts Lottery ticket worth $3 million and attempted to cash it in. Following a four-month investigation, a Plymouth County grand jury indicted Carly Nunes, 23, of Lakeville, on multiple criminal charges for stealing and attempting to claim a winning lottery ticket worth $3 million. Massachus
May 16, 2023, 6:32 am - Lottery News

Bankrupt builder to stand trial, accused of concealing $15 million lottery win from creditors
$15 million lottery windfall creates problems where it would otherwise solve them By Kate Northrop A bankrupt builder turned lottery winner is accused of intentionally failing to disclose a $15 million (US$10.14 million) Australian lottery windfall from creditors and faces trial and a possible prison sentence. Former builder Terry Woodall won $15 million playing X Lotto in the Australian Lottery, but rather than make his life easier, the prize has created a situation that landed him
May 9, 2023, 6:18 pm - Lottery News

Florida woman sentenced to prison after altering and stealing lottery tickets
Former cashier caught stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $20,000 By Kate Northrop A Florida woman was convicted for altering lottery tickets and stealing ones she knew were winners, including a ticket worth $20,000. A Florida Lottery retailer realized that something was amiss when they discovered micro-scratches present on $50 and $10 scratch-off tickets last June, putting an end to one of their employees' schemes. Christine Nicole Fenton-Gilbert, 39, is no longer employed at th
Mar 30, 2023, 2:51 pm - Lottery News

Georgia gas station employee accused of stealing over $127,000 of lottery tickets in scanning scam
Retailer employee fake scans lottery tickets to reap the rewards By Kate Northrop A gas station employee is accused of stealing over $127,000 worth of lottery tickets in a scheme he ran over time from behind the counter. A Georgia man is behind bars after operating a fake scanning scheme that landed prizes from actual lottery winners straight into his own pocket. On Feb. 24, gas station owner George Joseph phone police to report that he had caught one of his employees, Harish Bha
Mar 1, 2023, 6:10 pm - Lottery News

Texas woman steals winning $1 million lottery ticket from cousin
Thief pleads guilty to stealing ticket and prize money By Kate Northrop A Texas woman duped her cousin, stole his winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, and claimed hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lump sum payout without his knowledge. Iris Amador Argueta, 34, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $1 million from her cousin and claiming the lump sum payout in November 2020. On October 28, 2020, the victim, who was not named in the Nassau
Jan 23, 2023, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts father and son found guilty of fraud after cashing in $20M worth of lottery tickets
By Kate Northrop A father and son duo from Massachusetts was found guilty of fraud this past weekend after the Massachusetts Lottery recognized an unusual number of prize claims tied to the pair within the past decade. Ali Jaafar, 63, and his son, Yousef Jaafar, 29, both of Watertown, were convicted of multiple counts related to a ten-percenting scheme, in which they would cash winning lottery tickets on behalf of the actual winners to avoid taxes and receive tax refunds. In August 2
Dec 14, 2022, 8:00 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Jason Kurland, the Lottery Lawyer who had everyone fooled
Thought to be the most trustworthy person, lawyer stole over a hundred million dollars from his clients By Kate Northrop Whether it's in television segments, feature interviews, or press conferences, Jason Kurland seemingly infiltrated every aspect of the lottery world. With smart marketing and resume building, he set himself up as the one person you'd turn to if you were lucky enough to win millions. Today, Lottery Post is covering the Jason Kurland Lottery Lawyer story that turned
Oct 28, 2022, 5:23 pm - Lottery News

Alabama Supreme Court finds that casinos are operating illegally
State will shut down casinos in question By Kate Northrop The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that several casinos in the state are to be shut down after they were found to be in violation of Alabama's gambling laws. Court case State v. Epic Tech, LLC came to a close with the Alabama Supreme Court's decision that casinos are operating illegally in the state. The Alabama Supreme Court found itself in agreement with the Attorney General's assertion that the Southern Star, Whi
Oct 4, 2022, 5:59 pm - Lottery News

$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