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Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year
Includes video report Official says first lottery games ready to play in 2019 The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019. The Mississippi Lottery was created in 2018 after legislators witnessed millions of dollars flowing into neighboring states when multi-state lottery jackpots grew very large. The 2018 Special Session brought about the pass
Feb 27, 2019, 3:26 pm - Lottery News

Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million
A father and his daughter were each fined $2.3 million for their roles in an insider lottery scam. Jun-Chul Chung, 68, and his daughter, Kathleen Chung, 36, were handed the hefty fines last week by Justice Douglas Gray. Chung was convicted of stealing a $12.5 million Super 7 ticket from a 2003 drawing, while his daughter falsely claimed the winnings and was convicted of possession of stolen property and defrauding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Chung stole the free play tic
Feb 26, 2019, 8:58 am - Lottery News

New Hampshire sues DOJ over new Wire Act ruling
New Hampshire on Friday became the first state to legally challenge last month's U.S. Department of Justice decision to revise the Federal Wire Act, filing a federal lawsuit that would halt enforcement of the opinion that could keep the state from selling lottery tickets online. The state is asking a U.S. District Court judge to vacate the 23-page opinion from the Department's Office of Legal Counsel, confirm that the Wire Act does not apply to state lotteries, and permanently keep the Justic
Feb 15, 2019, 5:25 pm - Lottery News

NH Lottery considers legal action after U.S. Justice Department questions online sales
The New Hampshire Lottery is contemplating a lawsuit after the U.S. Justice Department deemed online lottery sales illegal. The New Hampshire Lottery says it had the most successful launch of internet lottery sales in the country last year. Now, it says the move by the Justice Department could cost the state millions in school funding. We started selling on the internet scratch tickets, Powerball and Mega Millions, said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. It
Feb 11, 2019, 8:36 pm - Lottery News

UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole 1,500 (US$2,000) worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny. Andrew Lochrie, 28, helped himself to rolls of the National Lottery instants games from the supermarket where he worked hoping to clear mounting debts. But over the course of his crimes, between August 1 and October 24, 2017, Lochrie won nothing which a judge told him was a lesson . Lochrie worked at the Co-op supermarket on Shore Stre
Feb 10, 2019, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Lottery winners use wacky names to claim prizes
An older gentleman walked into Cincinnati attorney John Brinker's office a few years ago seeking some help. He had won $656,000 through the Ohio Lottery's Rolling Cash 5 game and wanted to preserve his anonymity. Ohio allows trusts to claim lottery prizes so the identity of big winners can remain a secret. The man needed a proper name for his trust. Brinker looked the winner up and down and, on the spot, came up with the perfect name The Wish This Had Happened Sooner Trust. The mon
Feb 6, 2019, 9:13 am - Lottery News

Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested
A 33-year-old Canadian woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket. The woman was arrested when she tried to claim the winnings at Atlantic Lottery's office in St. John's. She now faces two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud. A store owner in Paradise confirmed the scratch ticket was purchased at his shop, but declined an i
Feb 1, 2019, 11:51 am - Lottery News

Iowa lottery lawsuit granted class action, affecting 7.2 million tickets in 19 states
By Jason Clayworth A judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit that claims people who purchased at least 7.2 million lottery tickets in 19 states were scammed by a former national lottery IT director who worked in Iowa. Eddie Tipton, the former IT director for the Multi-State Lottery Association in Urbandale, added a secret code to random number-generating computer software in 2005 that allowed him to narrow the drawing's winning odds from as great as 5 million to 1 down to 200 to
Jan 28, 2019, 10:24 am - Lottery News

CT Lottery chief questioned by lawmakers over mishaps, computerized drawings
By Jon Lender State lawmakers grilled Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials Thursday at a legislative hearing about long-running controversies including their alleged retaliation against former lottery security chief Alfred W. DuPuis, who says he was the victim of a vendetta for raising questions in 2015 about the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash game, and their alleged lack of cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection that regulates them. On top of that, Rep. Joe Verrengia, D-We
Jan 25, 2019, 9:10 am - Lottery News

Lawyers seek to depose lottery fraud mastermind in prison
Lawyers pursuing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of lottery customers nationwide are seeking to interview the jailed insider who allegedly rigged jackpots for himself and others for years. The lawyers said in a court filing Friday they want to take the deposition of Eddie Tipton at the prison in Clarinda, Iowa, to gather information for their case against the Multi-State Lottery Association. Judge Michael Huppert recently granted class-action status to the case, which involves customers w
Jan 21, 2019, 8:50 pm - Lottery News