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Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games
Seven commercial casino operators in Pennsylvania have filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the Pennsylvania Lottery over its new breed of casino-style online games. The casino operators are asking the court to stop the Lottery from offering the games, introduced in May, arguing they cut too close to the online games that the casinos say state gambling law reserves exclusively for them. The suit alleges several of the Lottery's games improperly imitate the look, sound and feel of slot
Aug 22, 2018, 3:14 pm - Lottery News

CT Lottery official disciplined for botched raffle draw claims lottery has vendetta against him
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. opened 2018 with a million dollar blunder at a Jan. 1 drawing, and months of controversy followed. But that seemed to die down as the agency recently reported a record $345 million in revenue on $1.2 billion in annual ticket sales, and took a step toward normality last month by hiring Gregory Smith, the acting Illinois lottery chief, to fill its long-vacant CEO position. However, the surface calm is deceiving. There's still big trouble. It comes in the form of
Aug 5, 2018, 8:25 am - Lottery News

Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot
Includes video report A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is dead to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for good luck. Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case. Barb Reddick and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, each received checks for $611,319.50 on Thursday after a $1,222,639 ticket with both their names on it was pulled Wednesday night at a Chase the Ace draw in Margaree, N.
Jul 14, 2018, 9:17 am - Lottery News

SC lottery error prompts class-action lawsuit
It was Christmas Day in South Carolina and plenty of people were feeling lucky. For just $1, they could buy a ticket for Holiday Cash Add-A-Play at their local convenience store. The ticket looked a bit like a tic-tac-toe game: get three Christmas trees in a row on a nine-space grid and you won, maybe 2 or 20 bucks. Get all nine Christmas trees to fill the grid entirely and you won the $500 jackpot. The odds of that happening were 1 in 4,800. But something amazing started happening at exactly
Jun 2, 2018, 9:10 am - Lottery News

NY lottery winner plans to sue Gaming Commission to keep his $5M winnings a secret
An unemployed father from Norwood, New York, won $5 million from a lottery scratch off ticket he bought April 24 and he wants to keep the details of his windfall quiet. But the New York State Lottery requires winners of $1 million and more to participate in a press conference where they receive a giant ceremonial check for their winnings. That obligation is written on the back of each ducat. Now, the Bronx man plans to sue the state's Gaming Commission, arguing he should be allowed to rema
May 17, 2018, 6:07 pm - Lottery News

Judge rules $560M Powerball lottery winner can stay anonymous
A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown. Judge Charles Temple noted that the case's resolution rested on application of the state's Right-to-Know law, which governs access to public records for the woman. She was identified as Jane Doe in a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. Temple wrote he had no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe's identity be revealed,
Mar 12, 2018, 3:57 pm - Lottery News

Mystery NH Powerball lottery winner gets her prize, keeps her privacy — for now
Payout is anonymous, but winner's identity may be revealed later, pending court case A woman who sued the New Hampshire state lottery commission asking it to allow her to collect the $559.7 million prize she had won without making her name public collected her winnings on Wednesday, lottery officials said, and kept her privacy for now. The woman won the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the multi-state Powerball lottery drawing in early January but began her legal odyssey when she si
Mar 7, 2018, 8:41 pm - Lottery News

Australian man sues lottery for $3.3M ticket discarded decades ago
An Australian man is suing New South Wales Lotteries, saying a store clerk threw away his $3.3 million winning ticket more than two decades ago. David Owen Renshaw said he entered an OzLotto draw in September 1997 by buying a ticket from Greenfield Park and when he returned a week later to have it processed the lotto terminal displayed the words provisional winner. Renshaw said the attendant then informed him his ticket wasn't winner and threw it away. I believe my ticket was destroye
Mar 7, 2018, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers. She doesn't want to be a celebrity, said William Shaheen of Shaheen and Gordon law firm. Shaheen said his client, who has filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission seeking to keep her identity a secret even though she signed t
Feb 14, 2018, 9:55 am - Lottery News

NH Lottery Commission wants Powerball winner's lawsuit dismissed, citing Right-to-Know Law
The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous. Petitioner's desire for normalcy and anonymity is substantially outweighed by the public's right to transparency in the operation of lottery games, wrote Assistant Attorney General John Conforti. According to the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the lottery commission believes i
Feb 13, 2018, 10:48 am - Lottery News