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Company running most lottery games worldwide has history of scandal
The company behind the more than 16,000 machines that spit out New York Lottery tickets has been linked to scandals across the country and around the globe. Bribery allegations led a co-founder to quit his job as chairman. Its lobbyists have run afoul of the law in several states, including New York. Former government officials have received lucrative consulting contracts. And in summer 2006, an investigation in Texas found that the company, GTECH Holdings Corp., doled out tens of millions
Jan 31, 2007, 5:30 am - Lottery News

New lawsuit claims Indiana Lottery did not award all prizes
Man who spent $40,000 on lottery sues to get money back; lawsuit claims Hoosier Lottery overstated number, amount of prizes in 'Cash Blast' game Two men filed a lawsuit Friday against the Hoosier Lottery, seeking class-action status as a result of the lottery's admitted misrepresentation of the number and amount of prizes available in a scratch-off game. Jeff Frazer, Carmel, and Jeff Koehlinger, Auburn, seek reimbursement in the lawsuit filed in Marion County for the losses they incurred w
Jan 6, 2007, 9:07 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery audits find more problems
Prize estimates were inflated at least 3 times after scandal Months after Texas Lottery officials were chastised for inflating Texas Lotto jackpot estimates in a scandal that cost the executive director his job, the agency did it again at least three more times, according to one of two highly critical state auditor reports on the lottery released Tuesday. Auditors found a significant number of instances in which agency management did not comply with policies and procedures to review or ap
Jul 13, 2006, 12:15 pm - Lottery News

Indiana lottery rigger faces 50-year penalty
William C. Foreman could spend 50 years in state prison if he's convicted of stealing secrets from the Hoosier Lottery in an effort to rig a million-dollar scratch-off game.But the former lottery security official's trial has been delayed so he can challenge the constitutionality of the nation's harshest penalty for breaching lottery security.The state's top lottery official, Esther Q. Schneider, favors the stiff penalty to deter inside jobs that threaten public confidence in the Hoosier Lottery
Jan 30, 2006, 8:57 am - Lottery News

Interim Texas Lottery Director Hired
One of the original commissioners to oversee the Texas lottery was called back to service Friday, this time to act as the temporary executive director of the troubled agency because officials have been unable to find someone to permanently fill the job, which has been open for six months.Anthony Sadberry, a Houston lawyer who gave up his private practice two months ago to become an assistant Texas attorney general, will take over the day-to-day operation of the lottery on Tuesday. Unlike his pas
Jan 16, 2006, 6:44 am - Lottery News

2005 a trying year for Texas Lottery chairman
Tom Clowe says he was never much of a gambling man, but he was willing to take his chances when he asked Gov. George W. Bush in 1998 to give him an opportunity to serve the state in a volunteer capacity. I said to Governor Bush: I'm ready to do public service now. Give me the worst job that you've got,' Clowe recalled in a recent interview. And, man, he did! Bush appointed Clowe in November 1998 to the board that oversees the Texas Lottery Commission, which was still reeling from a string of
Jan 2, 2006, 7:42 am - Lottery News

Heflin won't take Texas Lottery director job
Former state Rep. Talmadge Heflin ended his flirtation with becoming director of the Texas lottery Thursday and decided instead to file for the House district in Houston that he lost by a scant 16 votes in 2004. I had made the decision to run for the House about three weeks ago, but I put it off after being asked to apply for the lottery position, said Heflin, a 22-year legislative veteran who headed the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee before being upset by Democratic newcomer Hub
Dec 16, 2005, 6:37 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery Commission chair betting on future
When word spread in June that the Texas Lottery Commission approved jackpots it couldn't afford to make, chairman C. Tom Clowe Jr.'s term on the commission had officially expired months earlier.The retired Waco businessman who launched his career in trucking and has spent 51 years of marriage living in 34 different towns faced one last duty before fully returning to retirement: overseeing the troubled agency's bid to win back public trust.Beginning the eighth year of his now open-ended term, Clo
Nov 30, 2005, 12:30 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery under the microscope in hearings
Texas Lottery officials were summoned Tuesday to testify before a legislative committee for the second time in five months, this time over allegations of mismanagement brought by a lottery systems analyst who was fired the same day the Houston Chronicle reported his concerns.Shelton Charles, who oversaw much of the lottery's technical operations before his firing Friday, planned to testify Monday at a hearing of the House Licensing and Regulation Committee, which oversees the lottery.The committ
Nov 9, 2005, 7:12 am - Lottery News

Korean lottery embroiled in scandal
The state-run lottery business in Korea is under investigation over two separate scandals involving charging high commission fees and suspicions that the operator manipulated winning averages to attract customers.Lawmakers demanded yesterday that the Board of Audit and Inspection make public the result of its inspection of the process of the commission rate has been determined.Since last year, the nation's audit agency has been investigating suspicions that the Korea Lottery System, the lottery
Sep 26, 2005, 7:27 am - Lottery News

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