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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

Camelot to sue UK Gambling Commission over lottery operator selection process
Current National Lottery operator claims they were duped in scoring system By Kate Northrop Camelot Group, who currently holds the license to operate the UK National Lottery, has announced that it is filing suit against the Gambling Commission for allegedly botching the final scoring during the selection process for the Lottery's next license holder. This week, Camelot will launch a legal battle against the UK Gambling Commission following claims that it broke the law in choosing t
Mar 29, 2022, 6:26 am - Lottery News

Kentucky man arrested days after winning $250,000 lottery prize
Lottery winner's brief victory is short lived By Kate Northrop A Kentucky Lottery winner's celebration didn't last very long when he was arrested days after scooping up a $250,000 lottery prize. Joseph Hellard of Elsmere was arrested right after winning $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, bringing his emotional rollercoaster to a full stop. On Feb. 26, Hellard stopped at the Elsmere Mini Mart on Garvey Avenue to buy some lottery tickets. The first few tickets he bought did not am
Mar 7, 2022, 5:25 pm - Lottery News

Eddie Tipton released from prison on parole
Convicted lottery rigger continues to plead innocence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton has been released on parole after serving a prison sentence for 4 years. In 2017, Eddie Tipton, 58, was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect multi-million-dollar jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief also agreed to pay about $2.2 mil
Jan 31, 2022, 7:44 am - Lottery News

UK pals jailed for winning £4 million in lottery using stolen debit card
Their celebration didn't last very long By Kate Northrop Two friends from the United Kingdom had a short-lived celebration after winning 4 million (US$ 5.3 million) in the lottery using a debit card they stole. Mark Goodram, 38, and Jon Watson, 34, both from Bolton, went wild on a four-day spending spree after discovering they won a 4 million lottery prize from a scratch-off ticket bought with a stolen debit card in 2019. While they partied and drank for four days straight and
Dec 17, 2021, 8:31 pm - Lottery News