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Italian store owner who reportedly stole €500,000 lottery ticket blocked from leaving country
Police still on the hunt for top prize-winning lottery ticket By Kate Northrop An Italian shopkeeper just narrowly missed escaping the country after he was accused of stealing a winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth 500,000 (US$592,385) from a customer. The owner of a tobacco store in Naples ran off with a top prize-winning lottery ticket he allegedly swiped from a customer looking to verify the ticket's win, but he claims there is more to the story than meets the eye. On Friday, ...
Sep 7, 2021, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

NEW VIDEO: The biggest scandal in lottery history
The scam that changed the lottery forever By Kate Northrop It was the hottest scandal and largest invasion of trust in lottery history, something that never should have happened, was predicted by Lottery Post or years, and absolutely could have been prevented. Many lottery players think of a now-retired multi-state game when they hear the name Hot Lotto, but most lottery connoisseurs will remember the long-running drama associated with it, one that changed the lottery industry fore ...
Aug 27, 2021, 5:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts father and sons accused of defrauding Lottery of $21 million
Statistically improbable number of wins raises red flags By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts family is accused of defrauding the Massachusetts Lottery of nearly $21 million in a tax evasion scheme that took place over the past decade. It wouldn't be farfetched to say that cashing in more than 13,000 winning lottery tickets worth almost $21 million over eight years would be statistically impossible, if not improbable. This many wins could not simply be attributed to sheer luck. A stati ...
Aug 25, 2021, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammer stole nearly $1 million from one elderly woman
Crook is sentenced to nine years in federal prison By Kate Northrop On Wednesday, a scammer who stole almost $1 million from one single victim in a lottery scheme was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison. Leonard Luton, a Jamaican national living in Brooklyn, New York, scammed an elderly woman from Estes Park, Colorado of more than $970,000, according to prosecutors. Court documents show that Luton and another Jamaican national worked together in a scam to convince the woman tha ...
Aug 10, 2021, 5:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts store clerk steals player's winning scratch-off ticket worth $1,000
Retailer worker cheats winner of half her prize By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts player reached out to the Massachusetts Lottery for help after allegedly being swindled of half her prize on a winning scratch-off ticket by a store clerk. After winning a decent prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket, Amelia Smith said she was ripped off by the clerk at the Roslindale Food Mart when he crumpled the validation slip and cheated her of $500. Smith visited the retailer on Washington St ...
Jul 20, 2021, 12:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammers steal $1.2 million from one victim
Crook receives six years in prison for crimes of conspiracy and fraud By Kate Northrop After stealing over $1 million from one single victim, the leader of a ring of Jamaican scam artists was sentenced Friday to almost six years in prison. Like any typical scammer, Stieve Fernandez, 35, spent his time deceiving vulnerable individuals and robbing elderly targets of their life savings as part of a high-functioning underground network of lottery fraudsters. Fernandez was said to h ...
Jul 12, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Loto-Québec IT technician accused of stealing thousands from customer accounts
By Kate Northrop After a year-long investigation, a former employee at Loto-Qu bec was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from customer accounts that were supposedly inactive. Martin Raymond, 37, a former systems analyst who worked at an online gambling call center at Loto-Qu bec, was accused Wednesday of stealing funds from customer accounts he deemed inactive. He stole over $20,000 (US$16,000) from about 30 customer gaming accounts in over a few months between the winter and s ...
Jul 10, 2021, 2:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida man steals lottery tickets, returns in a different outfit for more
Thief presses his luck twice Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Florida man committed two thefts within the same night, stealing scratch-off lottery tickets out of a case and returning to the convenience store for more in a different outfit. A thief thought he was being crafty when he stole from the same store twice in two separate outfits. On Monday, surveillance video footage inside a Gulf Coast convenience store in Fort Myers captured an unnamed man entering the building ...
Jun 17, 2021, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Thief steals handbag with winning €125,000 lottery ticket inside
Caught after making a big purchase By Kate Northrop A thief who stole a purse with a winning lottery ticket worth 125,000 (US$152,000) inside has finally been caught after he used the money to buy a house. On May 31, the Guardia Civil, law enforcement in Spain, arrested an unnamed 52-year-old man at the house he bought in Valencia with the winnings he stole. The theft took place on Dec. 19, 2020. Video surveillance footage in a restaurant shows the man walking past a woman seated at ...
Jun 14, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery scams and fake sweepstakes cost Americans $227 million in 2020
Report finds that victims lost 33% more money in scams compared to 2019 By Kate Northrop A report on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams revealed that Americans lost a whopping $227 million to con artists last year. Better Business Bureau investigator Steve Baker put out some eye-opening statistics that show a decrease in complaints but a troubling 33% increase in the amount of money lost by Americans to scammers. Kathy Chapman told CBS News the story about how her unsuspecting 84-y ...
Jun 14, 2021, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum

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