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MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider. An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) informed its directors on Oct. 9 that it had agreed to pay Larry Dawson $1.5 million as a full and final settlement of his claims. The association had refused to release details of the settleme
Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News

MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging
A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger. The Multi-State Lottery Association and Larry Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, canceling a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines. Dawson's lawyer, Nicholas Mauro, said that the terms of the deal are confidential but that his client is relieved that
Nov 26, 2019, 10:10 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

Judge rules Massachusetts Lottery can suspend high-frequency winners
The Massachusetts Lottery last week won a court fight over their efforts to fight suspected fraud. The judge's decision lets the Lottery suspend a family of players who have cashed thousands of winning tickets. The Lottery says Ali Jaafar and his two sons are what they call high-frequency winners people believed to be cashing tickets actually bought by others. The Lottery has long suspected that high-frequency winners are part of money laundering schemes. (See Some lottery winning strea
Nov 6, 2019, 5:54 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

Questions surround D.C. lottery and gambling contract, but high-level D.C. staffer says it's fine
Several D.C. Council members are asking whether the $215 million lottery and sports gambling contract the council approved this summer fulfills local business subcontracting requirements. This week, they got an answer from a high-level District staffer: Everything's fine. Yes, the contract is compliant with D.C. law requiring companies with large public contracts to subcontract some of the work to local businesses, Kristi Whitfield, director of the department responsible for monitoring compl
Sep 18, 2019, 9:54 am - Lottery News

What happens when Michigan lottery retailers try to game the system
Includes video report A Detroit gas station and convenience store owner scratched hundreds of instant game tickets the Michigan Lottery sent him for sale to customers, trying to identify the winners so he could buy them himself and claim the prizes, officials say. For each package of tickets, Mubarak Morshed calculated whether the total prize money exceeded the purchase price. If not, he reported the pack of tickets missing. If yes, he purchased the tickets and sought to collect the cash,
Sep 13, 2019, 10:19 am - Lottery News