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Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes
Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states. The withdrawal of the subpoena for journalist Perry Beeman's notes came hours after The Associated Press reported that it had been issued and sought materials that were likely protected by Iowa's reporter privilege law. Beeman co-wrote a recent book, The $80 billion Gamble, with
Aug 28, 2019, 10:04 am - Lottery News

Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal
An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting. Perry Beeman received the subpoena last week from lawyers for Larry Dawson, an Iowa jackpot winner who contends that the rigging reduced his prize by millions of dollars. Beeman co-wrote the recent book The $80 billion Gamble with former Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. It tells the story of how now-imprisoned lottery security cont
Aug 28, 2019, 9:50 am - Lottery News

DoJ files notice of appeal against New Hampshire Wire Act ruling
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a notice of appeal following the decision in June by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to find in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) in the long-awaited ruling on last year's revised opinion of the Wire Act by the DoJ. The notice of appeal reads: Please take notice that all Defendants (the United States of America; the United States Department of Justice; and William Barr, in his official capacity
Aug 22, 2019, 8:48 am - Lottery News

CT Lottery CEO refuses to testify as to why official was placed on leave
Hearing officer responds, 'If I had the power... I would put him in contempt' By Jon Lender President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal. What was the reason that she was p
Aug 21, 2019, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

Florida mom, son arrested hours after claiming $20K lottery prize
A woman was overjoyed after winning a $20,000 lottery prize Tuesday afternoon, but her celebratory mood soured a couple hours later after she and her son were arrested on drug charges, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Migdalia Cruz, 59, and Luis Correa, 39, were arrested on heroin-related charges while Correa's girlfriend, Dana LaFlamme, 34, was arrested on a probation violation. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office showed up at Cruz's home on Howland Boulevard in Deltona w
Jul 25, 2019, 7:44 pm - Lottery News

Federal authorities investigating illegal NJ 'lottery' pool, sources say
Multiple people, including one county employee, have been called to testify in a federal probe into an alleged illegal lottery contest that hundreds of Hudson County employees pay a $20 fee to enter, multiple sources told The Jersey Journal. The feds are looking into whether the organizers of the game, based on numbers drawn in the state lottery's official Pick 6, are taking a cut of the total pool money. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark did not return a call for commen
Jul 25, 2019, 7:35 pm - Lottery News

Lottery losers could get paid after lottery scam lawsuit settles for $4.3 million
A class-action lawsuit to benefit potentially millions of owners of losing tickets linked to the largest lottery scam in U.S. history has been settled for $4.3 million, according to a statement sent by an attorney in the case. The settlement will refund the cost of tickets purchased in nine specific drawings dates for games sold in 33 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., between Nov. 23, 2005 and May 23, 2013. A settlement website will be set up to assist people who s
Jul 22, 2019, 6:43 pm - Lottery News

CT Lottery quiet as uncomfortable allegations pile up
For a moment it looked like some meaningful information might be released to the public this week about the latest upheaval at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) this time in the form of an order Monday that lottery Vice President Chelsea Turner be placed on an indefinite leave, six days after disclosing in sworn testimony that she contacted the FBI in about 2014 with suspicions of wrongdoing by a superior. But it hasn't turned out that way. The CLC's board of directors scheduled a specia
Jul 19, 2019, 8:22 am - Lottery News

Police officer sent to rehab for playing scratch-off lottery tickets on duty, lawsuit claims
A police officer in Wayne, New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit against the department alleging the police chief and other officials sent him to in-patient rehabilitation for a reported gambling addiction when an anonymous caller complained he played scratch-off lottery tickets while in uniform. In the wide-ranging suit alleging years of corruption within the department, Corporal Rick Vanderclock claims the caller told his supervisors that Vanderclock was gambling while on duty by and through his
Jul 17, 2019, 11:45 am - Lottery News

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam sentenced to 4 years
A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica, prompting a prosecutor to question the ruling. Melinda Bulgin, 29, of Providence, received a sentence that was 10 years less than prosecutors had sought. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said Bulgin's role in the scam was not on the level of others who received lesser sentences than the 14 years requested by prosecutors, The Bi
Jul 12, 2019, 8:46 pm - Lottery News