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$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

Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Final decision after back-and-forth fate of convicted former MUSL Security Director By Kate Northrop Convicted lottery rigger Eddie Tipton was released from prison on Friday following a series of events that had his freedom in limbo. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections online prison records, Eddie Tipton, 59, was released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa on parole. Tipton changed lottery history forever when he was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for rigging
Jul 21, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News

Trial begins for "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland; claims he is as much of a victim as lottery winners
Attorney who allegedly conned millions from big jackpot winners appears in three-week trial By Kate Northrop Trial is officially underway for the New York-based attorney who is charged by federal prosecutors with stealing millions of dollars from the dozens of significant lottery jackpot winners he advised. Jason Jay Kurland, 48, was the lawyer many big lottery winners would go to for counsel on how to manage their newfound absurd amounts of wealth. Now, he's on trial for conspirac
Jul 15, 2022, 1:57 pm - Lottery News

Scammer who conned UK National Lottery of £2.5 million given more time to repay funds
Man who forged winning ticket has yet to pay back a single cent By Kate Northrop A con artist who scammed the UK National Lottery of 2.5 million (US$3.06 million) by forging a winning ticket has been handed a wider window to pay back the funds he owes. Edward Putman, 56, who is also a convicted rapist, was given three months to pay back 939,782.44 (US$1,149,405.61) at a crime hearing in January. After failing to meet his obligation, he should have had to serve six more years in pri
Jun 20, 2022, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina Lottery winner of $10 million sentenced to life in prison for murder
By Kate Northrop A North Carolina Lottery winner who won a $10 million prize in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder. In 2017, Michael Todd Hill, 54, struck it big after winning $10 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket. After having been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Keonna Graham in 2020, he has now been handed a life sentence in prison. Hill, of Leland, worked in a nuclear plant in 2017 when he hit millions on an Ultimate Millions
Jun 1, 2022, 6:29 am - Lottery News

Lottery pool goes to court after man with losing ticket demands share of $63.3 million prize
Lottery player insists he has a winning ticket By Kate Northrop What started as a feel-good story for a lottery pool is turning sour after a man with a losing ticket claims the group owes him more than $260,000 (US$182,013) from a $63.3 million (US$44.3 million) Australian Powerball prize. Some might remember the 250 member Facebook group named Goldfields, let's pay our mortgages that won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in the Australian Lottery in F
May 9, 2022, 11:37 am - Lottery News

Canadian man sues 16 friends for share of $1 million lottery prize despite not paying for ticket
By Kate Northrop A Canadian pizza delivery driver is lawyering up against his 16 friends who won a $1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize, saying that he is owed a portion of the money despite not paying for the winning Lotto Max ticket. Philip Tsotsos of Windsor, Ontario claims he deserves a $70,000 share of the $1 million prize his 16 friends split last summer in a Maxmillion Lotto Max drawing, accusing the group of stealing his dreams. Last June, a lottery group consisting of 16
May 4, 2022, 12:18 pm - Lottery News

Undocumented Algerian lottery winner must prove identity to claim €250,000 prize
Currently anonymous winner wants to avoid publicity, fears being targeted for his undocumented status By Kate Northrop An undocumented Algerian will have to provide identification he does not possess after winning a lottery prize in Belgium, where it is required for winners to prove their identity to claim winnings. More money, more problems, at least for one nameless Algerian who won 250,000 (US$270,000) from a scratch-off ticket in the Belgium National Lottery. A Belgian lawy
Apr 22, 2022, 8:02 pm - Lottery News

Parole revoked for lottery rigger Eddie Tipton
Decision to release former security director reversed By Kate Northrop Eddie Tipton, the former MUSL Director of Security who was convicted of rigging multiple lottery drawings in several states, will not be released from prison after his parole was revoked. In January, Tipton re-entered national headlines when the Iowa Board of Parole decided to grant him his release from prison. However, the board revoked his parole in March after an incident involving him in prison came to light
Apr 9, 2022, 5:01 pm - Lottery News

UK man says £6.5 million lottery prize was stolen by retailer clerk
Camelot refuses payout, player seeks legal action against National Lottery By Kate Northrop A lottery player is prepared to take legal action against the UK National Lottery after Camelot refused him a 6.5 million (US$8.5 million) payout, saying that the prize had already been claimed. One UK veteran was taken by surprise when Camelot, the current operator of the National Lottery, told him they wouldn't pay out the same prize twice, leading him to believe that a retailer clerk stol
Apr 8, 2022, 2:36 pm - Lottery News

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