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Thief yanks entire lottery ticket displays from two California businesses
Includes video report A lightning quick lottery ticket thief tried his luck twice, yanking California Lottery Scratchers display cases from counters in bold heists that were caught on camera at two San Gabriel Valley businesses. The crimes were reported Jan. 22 at Smoke Rings 4 and Daily Donut in San Dimas. Store security video shows the man, dressed in athletic wear, grab the Scratchers displays in a bear hug before sprinting away, leaving a flurry of lottery tickets in his wake. Both
Feb 20, 2020, 11:31 am - Lottery News

UK National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months
A cyber-criminal has been jailed for nine months for committing offenses against the United Kingdom National Lottery. Following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation, Anwar Batson, 29, of Notting Hill, London, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 10 January. He admitted four offenses under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and one fraud charge. The NCA was notified of the attack against National Lottery accounts in November 2016. The customer database affected contained around nine m
Jan 13, 2020, 10:22 am - Lottery News

Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say
Two Mississippi men are in custody after being accused of trying to claim a $100,000 lottery prize with a fake scratch-off lottery ticket. Mississippi Lottery Corp. spokeswoman Meg Annison said the two individuals came to the lottery headquarters in Flowood Monday morning seeking to claim the prize. Annison said lottery officials immediately determined the ticket had been altered. It appeared glue had been used. Annison said the Lottery Corp. has measures in place to ensure a ticket is
Jan 7, 2020, 7:12 am - Lottery News

Dad and his daughter got millions from IRS after claiming to win lottery, authorities say
A Florida father and daughter claimed the government owed them $175 million in tax refunds on their lottery winnings. The IRS paid them $3.4 million before the agency realized the pair had never purchased a winning ticket, prosecutors say. Now, the Broward County pair, who say they're aboriginal indigenous Moorish Americans immune to government authority, are on trial in a Palm Beach federal courtroom accused of tax fraud. Court documents allege that Danielle Takeila Edmonson, 35, of Boynt
Dec 17, 2019, 10:14 am - Lottery News

California man who stole roommate's $10 million lottery ticket received 8-month jail sentence
A 36-year-old Vacaville, California, man who police say stole his roommate's lottery ticket worth $10 million in late 2018 struck a plea deal earlier this year and was sentenced to eight months in Solano County Jail. Court and Solano County Jail records on Monday indicated that Adul Saosongyang had been relegated to a local commitment under the state Penal Code, but, in a separate document, also indicated he pleaded no contest to attempted grand theft. Judge Carlos R. Gutierrez had schedul
Nov 20, 2019, 3:49 pm - Lottery News

90-year-old ND woman lost $400K to Jamaican lottery scam — but she was paid back just $287
Life savings gone for good A 90-year-old North Dakota woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only $287 of the $400,000 she's owed. Edna Schmeets of Harvey, a small central North Dakota town about 77 miles northeast of Bismarck, was the victim whose case launched what became the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam case prosecuted in the U.S. All 31 defendants have been prosecuted, including 14 Jamaican nationals who were extradite
Nov 11, 2019, 12:29 pm - Lottery News

The local TV star who rigged the lottery
Shortly after 7pm on April 24th, 1980, millions of Pennsylvanians watched intently as a third and final ping-pong ball shot up the tube of a machine on live television. And there you have it, exclaimed the station's beloved announcer, Nick Perry. Today's Pennsylvania lottery daily number: 6-6-6! As the cheesy music faded and the lights dimmed, Perry implored lucky ticket holders at home to claim their prizes: If you've got it, come and get it! What the public didn't know was that Per
Oct 18, 2019, 12:12 pm - Lottery News

Trio busted in lottery ticket, cigarette theft ring
Includes video report Three people are charged in an elaborate theft ring involving tens of thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes. Police say the thieves broke into businesses across the city, smashing their way inside with sledgehammers. For three weeks, investigators say Domenique Jones, 22, April McKinney, 35, and her daughter, Breana Sims, 20, targeted one business after another. The burglary spree began in early September at a Valero gas station on Prescot
Sep 30, 2019, 8:00 am - Lottery News

81-year-old Mass. man sentenced to prison for part in multimillion-dollar lottery ticket scam
An 81-year-old man from Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced Monday to two months in prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar lottery scam, according to federal prosecutors. Clarance Jones, 81, pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to commit tax fraud and filing false tax returns. The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's office said Jones was a part of a ten-percenting scheme in which he bought millions of dollars of winning Massachusetts state lottery tickets at a discount to help winners avoid
Sep 25, 2019, 7:53 am - Lottery News

Michigan lottery winners charged in string of robberies
Stephanie Harvell's luck seemed to have dried up before she bought a scratch-off lottery ticket in early 2016. She and her husband had recently lost a car, and that same morning, they had received an eviction notice from their home in Bay City, Mich. Then, she scraped away at that ticket and realized she had won $500,000. I cried like a baby when I saw what I'd won, Harvell said, according to the Michigan Lottery, adding that she had visions of putting the cash toward a new home and a car.
Sep 4, 2019, 12:13 pm - Lottery News