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New Jersey woman to take legal action against Atlantic City casino after being refused $2.5M payout
What's the use in playing then? By Kate Northrop An Atlantic City casino is refusing to pay out a $2.56 million prize to a woman who had appeared to hit the jackpot on a slot machine. A New Jersey woman is preparing to file claims against an Atlantic City casino and its gaming company, International Game Technology (IGT), after being told that she won nothing instead of a $2.56 million jackpot at a slot machine. Roney Beal, 72, of Shamong Township, went from feeling on top of th
May 29, 2024, 9:20 am - Lottery News

Former Georgia Lottery inspector accused of taking bribes to pass store inspections
Inspector ironically skirts process for ensuring stores follow regulations By Kate Northrop A former Georgia Lottery employee was arrested and charged with three counts of bribery after investigators found he accepted bribes to pass store inspections. A Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) inspector who took bribes in exchange for passing store inspections and has since been fired from his position and arrested. Former GLC Compliance Inspector Michael Kessler, 62, of Rockdale County
May 22, 2024, 7:59 am - Lottery News

Missouri woman accused of orchestrating $116,000 lottery scheme using stolen credit cards
Organized lottery fraud ring led by one woman nets over six figures in damages By Kate Northrop A Missouri woman was indicted by a federal grand jury for orchestrating a conspiracy to buy nearly 2,000 lottery tickets with stolen credit cards, totaling over $116,000 in fraudulent winnings and purchases. On Wednesday, Amy Young, 31, was charged in a two-count indictment in Springfield, Missouri, related to a scheme she conducted to defraud the lottery of cash prizes. Young was accu
May 20, 2024, 2:49 pm - Lottery News

U.S. Postal Service worker pleads guilty after caught stealing cash and lottery tickets from mail
Worker escapes jail after routinely committing federal crime By Kate Northrop A New York U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee avoided a prison sentence after being convicted of stealing cash, lottery tickets, and other personal belongings from the mail she was entrusted to deliver. Marlene Cruz, 40, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee after an investigation found that she stole money, lottery tickets, and sensitive documents from over two years'
May 18, 2024, 7:24 am - Lottery News

$1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery winner's family sues him for not sharing jackpot
Family of lottery winner bites back in scathing legal battle; winner changes his story By Kate Northrop The $1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery winner sued the mother of his child for revealing the win to his family, but now, his father is accusing him of going back on a promise to share the jackpot. The family of the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner is biting back in court, claiming he went against his word that he would share the lottery winnings. I told him... 'You are
May 15, 2024, 5:24 pm - Lottery News

Six gang members arrested for stealing $50,000 worth of lottery tickets in two states
Massachusetts and New Hampshire law enforcement targets Operation Smash Cash By Kate Northrop Six Massachusetts individuals were arrested and indicted on multiple felony charges following an organized scheme to steal $50,000 worth of lottery tickets that spanned two states and twelve stores over the course of three months. The Essex District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced on Wednesday that six people were arrested in multiple cities in relation to 121 indictments to do
May 1, 2024, 1:09 pm - Lottery News

Florida couple arrested for attempting to cash lottery ticket taped together to look like $1M winner
Million-dollar dreams ripped up when crudely fashioned ticket doesn't pass the test By Kate Northrop A Florida couple was arrested after they attempted to cash in a scratch-off lottery ticket that they had crudely taped together to look like it had won a $1 million prize. A Florida couple was arrested and now faces multiple felony charges after presenting a torn-up and retaped lottery ticket made to look like a $1 million winner to the Florida Lottery. Kira Enders, 36, and her bo
Apr 23, 2024, 6:52 am - Lottery News

U.K. convicts used stolen card to win £4 million lottery prize; now card owner wants the winnings
Blotto Louts bender is short-lived Includes video report By Kate Northrop The owner of the debit card two United Kingdom convicts used to purchase a winning lottery ticket worth 4 million (US$4.98 million) says he wants to see at least a portion of the prize. Joshua Addyman, 29, was on the receiving end of a fraudulent debit purchase made by two jobless convicts, Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson, which resulted in a 4 million lottery win. Just having learned of the win last w
Apr 16, 2024, 8:12 am - Lottery News

UK couple battle over £1 million lottery prize
Lottery operator awards prize to girlfriend; boyfriend threatens legal action A United Kingdom couple are at war over a lottery payout worth 1 million (US$1.27 million) after allegedly buying the ticket together before splitting up weeks later. Michael Cartlidge, 39, says he and former girlfriend Charlotte Cox, 37, purchased the Lotto card together at a shop in Spalding, Lincolnshire. But after breaking up with him weeks later, Charlotte has now been deemed the sole winner by lottery ope
Feb 23, 2024, 6:43 am - Lottery News

DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket. John Cheeks purchased a Powerball lottery ticket at the center of the dispute on Jan. 6, 2023. Although Cheeks did not see the Powerball drawing the following day, he saw his numbers posted on the DC lottery's website two days la
Feb 21, 2024, 7:48 am - Lottery News

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