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Players temporarily unable to buy and cash tickets during Pennsylvania Lottery system upgrade
Transition to new computer system means players should buy in advance By Kate Northrop Pennsylvania lottery players will temporarily be unable to buy and cash tickets while the Pennsylvania Lottery transitions to a new computer system on Tuesday. Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that a system upgrade will prevent players from buying certain games and cashing winning tickets. The transition, which is scheduled to begin after midnight on Mon., March 18, is expected to take
Mar 18, 2024, 3:59 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts store clerk who tried to steal customer's $3M lottery prize sentenced to probation
A Massachusetts store clerk embroiled in the unique case involving a $3 million lottery ticket admitted Friday that she tried to cash in on the winnings, despite knowing they belonged to someone else. Carly Nunes, 24, had a choice when she discovered the ticket had been left behind. The decision she made resulted in multiple criminal charges of larceny and fraud. In Brockton Superior Court on Friday, Nunes admitted there was enough evidence to find her guilty of one of those felony indic
Feb 12, 2024, 8:34 am - Lottery News

California couple face felony charges for stealing $135 worth of Iowa Lottery tickets
Couple burglarizes lottery retailer on Christmas Day Includes video report By Kate Northrop A California couple are facing multiple felony charges each after stealing an Iowa Lottery ticket kiosk and attempting to cash $135 worth of winning tickets. Two California residents are facing felony charges as well as potential prison time and thousands in fines over just $135 worth of lottery tickets. Rather than spending it with friends, family, and loved ones, Robert Price and Sam
Jan 11, 2024, 9:12 am - Lottery News

Michigan police investigate scammers who spent thousands on lottery tickets with stolen credit cards
Scam alert for smaller lottery retailers By Kate Northrop Police are investigating credit card fraud in which scammers use stolen credit cards and credit card numbers to buy thousands of dollars' worth of lottery tickets in Michigan. Investigators identified suspects believed to have participated in a fraud ring that buys lottery tickets using stolen credit cards. Michigan police and detectives are currently investigating credit card and lottery scams occurring in Montcalm County
Dec 22, 2023, 7:06 am - Lottery News

California man asks clerk to choose a lottery game for him, ends up picking out a ticket worth $10M
The clerk could have picked a different game, but he didn't. He grabbed a winner. By Kate Northrop A California man didn't know which scratch-off lottery ticket to buy, but its thanks to the clerk's selection that he walked out the store holding a ticket worth $10 million. Brent Young didn't have much of a preference for which lottery ticket he wanted to buy, so he had the clerk pick out a game for him. Suddenly, it mattered a whole lot more the ticket selected for him by the cashie
Oct 20, 2023, 10:12 am - Lottery News

New UK National Lottery operator Allwyn will implement online spending limit
New protection measures to be put in place for lottery players By Kate Northrop As part of Allwyn Entertainment's upcoming takeover as the new operator of the UK National Lottery, a spending limit will be put in place for players buying lottery products online. Lottery players in the UK will be limited to a certain number of tickets they buy online and will be restricted in the amount they spend virtually. UK Lottery retailers received a contract that they must agree to before D
Sep 6, 2023, 4:44 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky man who won $500,000 lottery prize celebrates by giving retailer employees money
First thought from lottery winner is a generous one By Kate Northrop A Kentucky man's first action on his to-do list after winning $500,000 in the lottery was to give money away to the employees at the store he bought the ticket from. A Kentucky lottery winner decided to pay it forward after he won a $500,000 top prize in a scratch-off game. Last Sunday, Daniel Reffitt was leaving the Meijer grocery store on Houston Road in Florence when he walked by a Kentucky Lottery vending ma
Sep 5, 2023, 3:57 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky woman charged with 76 counts for theft of over $123,000, including lottery tickets
Woman accused of participating in syndicate that committed crimes over the span of four months By Kate Northrop A Kentucky woman faces 76 counts in connection with theft of over $123,000 in merchandise, consisting of Kentucky Lottery tickets and other stolen goods. Louisville Metro police (LMPD) charged Telnesha Antnetta Brown, 18, of Louisville, with 76 counts related to theft of over $123,000 in merchandise, including lottery tickets. She received 37 individual counts each of c
Aug 28, 2023, 2:42 pm - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
While some celebrate the move toward digital convenience, in-person retailers bite back By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery has announced that it has voted to approve selling tickets online. During a meeting on Aug. 17, the New Jersey Lottery Commission announced its decision to start selling tickets directly to players online. The change applies to its popular draw games, such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Jersey Cash 5, but it will not include scratch-off instant games.
Aug 22, 2023, 8:50 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Viral video of woman claiming she won the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot — is it real?
We break down the event and weigh the possibilities By Kate Northrop Last week, a video of a woman who claimed she won the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot surfaced and went viral among lottery players and non-lottery players alike. Today, Lottery Post published a recap of the video in which we revisit the do-s and don't-s of claiming a huge jackpot. Those who watched the video online and witnesses of the event seem torn about whether the unidentified woman is the real winner, wit
Jul 27, 2023, 4:16 pm - Lottery News

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