Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners
Says Iowa and Indiana lotteries 'teamed up' on them
Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to take their business elsewhere amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings.
The customers, on the request of anonymity, allege after playing numbers and winning nearly $60,000 on one ticket and another $32,000 on an additional ticket in the 'Early Iowa' game, they were given the run around by Paradise Games and ultim ...
Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 am - Lottery News forum
2 found guilty, 1 acquitted in $2 million Hoosier Lottery scam
A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third defendant was found not guilty.
Found guilty Wednesday were Ashlee Campbell Parsley, 30, and her brother-in-law, Jackie Parsley II, 35.
Meanwhile, the charges against Joseph Parsley, 32, Ashlee Parsley's husband and Jackie Parsley II's brother, were dismissed by Marion Superior Court Judge Grant W. Hawkins prior to cl ...
Apr 28, 2017, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Trial set to start for 3 people charged in $2M Hoosier Lottery scam case
A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2 million.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will handle the case.
In 2015, police arrested Jackie Parsley II, Joseph Parsley and Ashlee Campbell Parsley in connection with the scam. They're accused of falsely redeeming a lottery ticket from a Plainfield liquor store owned by a relative of Jackie and Joseph Parsley.
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Apr 24, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme
Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store.
Melinda C. Lanning, 42, and Reagan S. Richardson, 19, both of Connersville, Indiana, were each charged in late March by special prosecutor Andrew Bryson of Union County with two counts of Level 6 felony theft, stemming from an investigation by both the Connersville Police Department and the State Lottery Commission of Indiana into the duo allegedly stealing thou ...
Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Free lottery ticket wins Indiana man $300,000
An Indiana man could hardly believe his eyes when he saw that he won $300,000 in the state's Quick Draw game.
I was at work, and I looked it up on my phone, Tim Ruston said. Finally, I saw ten numbers matched. I thought, 'No way!'
Tim matched 10 numbers on Quick Draw on Friday, March 24. He drove to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis from his hometown of Evansville the following Monday to claim the prize.
After discovering he won, Tim immediately called his wife from work to ...
Apr 4, 2017, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Powerball winner claims $435 million jackpot anonymously
Winner takes home $189 million lump sum cash payout after taxes
By Todd Northrop
At an afternoon press conference, the Hoosier Lottery announced that a Lafayette man claimed a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot that was drawn in February.
The lucky winner used an allowance in Indiana law that permits a jackpot winner to claim the prize through a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), which shields the winner's identity from the public.
The winning ticket in the $435.3 million Powerball d ...
Mar 13, 2017, 4:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana lawmaker wants scratch-off lottery game to help homeless veterans
An Indiana Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans.
Sen. Ron Alting's (R-Lafayette) bill would allow the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game. Money from the game would go into a Veterans Homelessness Assistance Fund, created by the bill.
Alting says those dollars would flow, via grants, to organizations that help homeless veterans.
It goes for temporary housing and yes it goes for clothing and yes it can go fo ...
Feb 1, 2017, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
$4.5 million Hoosier Lotto winning ticket set to expire
By Todd Northrop
A lottery ticket worth $4.5 million bought at an Indianapolis grocery store last August is set to expire in two weeks.
The Hoosier Lotto ticket was purchased at Marsh Supermarket located at 1435 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Indiana, and matched all 6 numbers. The Aug. 17, 2016, winning numbers were 16, 17, 19, 22, 43, and 44.
The ticket holder has until 5 p.m. EDT on Feb. 13, 2017, to claim the winnings. The ticket holder should sign the back immediately and contact Hoosi ...
Jan 31, 2017, 2:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case
The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field.
Abby Nicole Engle, 26, of the 4200 block of West University Avenue in Muncie, was arrested Friday morning. Details of the events leading to her capture were included in an affidavit released Monday.
Albany officer Mat McConnell reported that he was sent to that town's Village Pantry, 641 W. Walnut St., about 5:1 ...
Oct 11, 2016, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Hoosier Lottery helps family remain anonymous
First time they ever played Mega Millions
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the press conference Friday morning.
The winners were announced to be a family from Hamilton County, Indiana. Those hoping to meet the winne ...
Jul 29, 2016, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum