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Lottery defendant: I'm angry
Suspicious co-workers are wrong, he testifiesFor three days, Jamal Townes listened quietly as his co-workers at Englewood Hospital accused him of being a modern-day Judas for allegedly hiding a $25 million winning lottery ticket from their office pool.Yesterday, the 27-year-old X-ray technician got the chance to respond. I felt attacked, I felt betrayed, angry, Townes, of Englewood, testified in Superior Court in Hackensack, recalling the moment he realized his colleagues had become suspicious
Aug 5, 2003, 5:16 am - Lottery News

Canadians Face Lottery Fraud Charges
Seven Canadians face criminal charges that they ran a phony lottery scheme that sought to defraud consumers in the United States using telemarketing, the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday. According to the U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI, the seven defendants, operating from Montreal, called U.S. consumers and identified themselves as representatives of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board. Victims were told they had won a lottery prize, often a multimillion-dollar award up to $25
Aug 4, 2003, 7:55 am - Lottery News

Naples woman sues ex-husband for greater share of lottery winnings
Naples residents Helene and Marcel Imbert were the envy of residents across Florida 13 years ago.The numbers 3-33-34-40-43-47 landed the lucky couple nearly $12 million in Florida lottery winnings in 1990, propelling them onto the front pages of newspapers statewide.They looked happy, but restrained in the Associated Press photograph taken as they claimed their proceeds in Tallahassee.Marcel, 50, held their 2-year-old son. Helene, 24, stood an arm's length away.The uncomfortable distance between
Aug 3, 2003, 1:16 pm - Lottery News

Harless to refile lottery lawsuit
Jackson County, West Virginia lawyer Larry Harless said Thursday he has sent letters to the state Lottery Commission and attorney general, giving them 30 days notice of his intent to refile a lawsuit challenging the legality of state-run video lottery.Harless filed a similar lawsuit in June on behalf of anti-gambling groups in Cabell and Greenbrier counties, but it was dismissed on a technicality because he had failed to give the state agencies 30 days advance notice of his intent to sue, as req
Aug 1, 2003, 8:01 am - Lottery News

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Over $25M Lottery Ticket
A judge Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of Englewood hospital workers who claim they were cheated out of a $25 million lottery prize. Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon said even though the workers have not established any direct proof that they were wronged, there was enough circumstantial evidence to continue the case. The 20 workers claim a colleague, Jamal Townes, bought the ticket with money from an office lottery pool but gave it to Teri and Cornell Davis of Englewood,
Jul 31, 2003, 4:31 am - Lottery News

Lottery official testifies couple won $25M
A top New Jersey Lottery official testified yesterday that his own investigation into a disputed $25 million prize found that the winning ticket belongs to an Englewood couple now at the center of a legal battle over the money.At the same time, Raymond Ryan, the lottery's deputy director for security and licensing, said he could not substantiate a claim by 20 Englewood Hospital workers that the ticket was really theirs.The workers have filed a lawsuit in which they claim their office lottery poo
Jul 30, 2003, 3:54 am - Lottery News

Lottery manager resigns after charged with bribery
A Florida Lottery regional manager has resigned, just days after he was charged with seeking kickbacks from a Starke convenience store owner. Donnie Hamilton, manager of the 12-county lottery district headquartered in Gainesville, resigned Monday. Investigator said he offered to put Tony's Food Mart in Starke at the top of a waiting list for a lottery machine in exchange for a $1,500 bribe. He is charged with one count of bribery and one count of unlawful compensation for a government officia
Jul 29, 2003, 10:15 am - Lottery News

$25M question: Who is credible?
Once upon a time there were 21 co-workers who liked and trusted each other well enough to pool their money for the New Jersey Lottery. They didn't win much. Then the pool manager announced that he had a cousin who had won a $25 million Lottery jackpot. His co-workers suspected that the pair had won with their money. Furious, they sued. Yesterday all the parties squared off in a Bergen County courtroom, where Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon must decide who gets the $25 million from
Jul 29, 2003, 3:46 am - Lottery News

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