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NH Powerball lottery winner sues for anonymity
A New Hampshire woman who hit this month's $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret. Represented by the law firm Shaheen Gordon in Concord, the winner of the Jan. 6 lottery drawing says her privacy is at risk because of a huge mistake. Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the winner says she wrote out her name on the back of the ticket she bought from Reed's Ferry Market in a panic to secure it. Though she had merely been following the directions
Feb 2, 2018, 10:31 am - Lottery News

New Jersey store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket
A New Jersey convenience store worker stole a customer's $1 million-winning lottery ticket and tried to pass it off as his own, authorities say. Rayhan Sorwar, 36, who worked at an Edison convenience store, has been charged with theft of moveable property over $75,000, a second-degree crime; conspiracy to commit money laundering; and attempted money laundering, both first-degree crimes, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. He was charged during a joint investigation by
Jan 26, 2018, 6:43 pm - Lottery News

Brothers admit guilt in lottery scam
Two siblings from Maryland who convinced multiple local residents to pay taxes and fees in advance of collecting on nonexistent lottery winnings entered guilty pleas Thursday in federal court. Daniel Archer, 29, and Matthew Archer, 28, each pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to 20 counts of wire fraud. The two men accepted plea agreements in which they will pay $728,442.18 in restitution. Each count of wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but
Jan 19, 2018, 3:06 pm - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery denies millions in prizes to winners of scratch-off games
The Georgia Lottery Commission has refused to pay more than $17.1 million in scratch-off game prizes since 2014 the year lottery officials instituted a policy of investigating big-money winners. The lottery has issued 270 denial letters to winners of $1,000 or more in the past four years, citing a variety of suspicions that could be fraud: people who claim multiple winning games in a relatively short period of time; winners who can't identify where or when the game was purchased; or individua
Dec 20, 2017, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

2 more suspects plead guilty in $5.7M Jamaican lottery scam
Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 Americans out of more than $5.7 million. O'Neil Brown and Dahlia Hunter earlier reached plea deals with prosecutors. They pleaded guilty to conspiracy in separate hearings this week. The government dropped dozens of fraud and money laundering counts. Seven other defendants have pleaded guilty in recent months, including Hunter's son, Lavrick Willocks, who authorities say masterminded th
Dec 8, 2017, 9:57 pm - Lottery News

Jamaican court goes easy on lottery scammers
There are reports of disquiet among Jamaican law enforcement officials over news that 15 men who pleaded guilty to lottery scam-related charges in the Hanover Circuit Court were sentenced to fines totaling $367,000. According to information obtained by The Gleaner-Power106 news centre, the men all pleaded guilty to possession of identity information on November 23rd and 24th. The reports indicate that seven were fined $30,000; five were fined $20,000 while two were fined $25,000. The ot
Dec 4, 2017, 8:27 am - Lottery News

CVS employee accused of stealing $1 million lottery ticket
An Illinois man claims in a lawsuit filed last week that a CVS employee stole his winning $1 million Illinois Lottery scratch-off card. Carlos Figueroa claims in the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court that he bought the winning ticket on Oct. 30 from a CVS Pharmacy in Waukegan. The address of the store was not immediately available. The suit states that Figueroa said he purchased the Merry Millionaire instant scratch-off through a vending machine that had cut it in half due to a malfu
Nov 21, 2017, 8:24 pm - Lottery News

Cops bust long-running illegal Philly 'street lottery'
The locations were nondescript: unmarked buildings in impoverished Philadelphia neighborhoods, sometimes containing little more than a table, some folding chairs, and a coffee pot. But behind the unremarkable facades, prosecutors alleged Friday, was an extensive and intricate network of illegal street lotteries, 40 places where people could place small-change bets with the profits allegedly helping the ring's boss, Gary Creagh, buy luxury cars and lavish apartments from New York City to Las V
Oct 20, 2017, 9:14 pm - Lottery News

Former CT Lottery chief pays $11,000 in fines, givebacks
Frank Farricker, the former chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Commission's board of directors will pay a $5,000 penalty and an additional $6,300 restitution to the state as part of a settlement over improper benefits he received while acting president and CEO of the Lottery. In a consent order announced Thursday by the Office of State Ethics, Farricker gave back money he had previously claimed for internet services at his home, high-definition cable TV with HBO and regional sports, personal
Oct 13, 2017, 8:41 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner guilty of attempted shoplifting
A Tewksbury, Massachusetts, woman was found guilty Wednesday of attempting to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a Kohl's department store two months after winning $1 million on a scratch ticket. Judge Robert Stephen ordered Yokatia Rodriguez, 40, to pay a $2,000 fine and serve 30 days in Rockingham County Jail if she is not on good behavior for the next year. Half of the fine and all of the jail sentence will be dismissed if she doesn't get arrested again, he explained. According to court d
Oct 12, 2017, 10:34 am - Lottery News