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The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year
Click here to win a free trip to Iceland! ... Enter to win a 2019 Ford F-150! ... Share a photo on Twitter and win a lifetime supply of Hershey's Kisses! Spend enough time online, and you'll come across some kind of contest or sweepstakes offering you a chance to win a prize. Most of us brush these off as dangling carrots veiled corporate attempts to collect our data and court free advertising. The odds of actually winning seem miniscule. But a community of avid sweepers claim to have mast ...
Yesterday, 1:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Man who won millions from lottery during divorce case must share
A suburban Detroit man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife. The Michigan appeals court says a marriage isn't over until it's over. It means Mary Beth Zelasko can keep $15 million awarded by an arbitrator, although she and Rich Zelasko had been separated for two years when he bought the Mega Millions ticket in 2013. Their divorce wasn't final until 2018. In a court filing, an attorney for Rich Zelasko said, Ri ...
Jun 20, 2019, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner can seek bigger prize at trial, judge rules
Lucky Larry may have a shot to win millions more this time from a jury. A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big. Dawson filed his lawsuit in 2016 after an investigation revealed that lottery contractor Eddie Tipton rigged the previous $16.5 million jackpot, bought the winning ticket himself and unsuccessfully worked with associates to claim it. Da ...
May 17, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after Maximum Security disqualified
First winner disqualified in 145-year history of Derby Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner. The announcement seemed to come from the heavens, and then all hell broke loose. Hold all tickets. Country House was declared the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after the second ...
May 5, 2019, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery-scamming brothers avoid asset seizures by transferring property to their mother
By Jason Clayworth Two brothers who were behind the largest lottery scam in U.S. history and owe more than $2.3 million in unpaid restitution and court fees recently transferred several properties they owned to their mother. The transfers from Eddie and Tommy Tipton have raised further questions about why four states Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin and Colorado have yet to seize their properties. It has been about two years since the brothers admitted their role in a scam that hijacked lott ...
Apr 29, 2019, 9:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast
Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win? Many winners decide to remain anonymous or at least try to but that can be difficult when many states demand that the winners of large jackpots show their faces at news conferences. At his own news conference in Madison, Wis., Manuel Franco, 24, who in a Powerball drawing last month won $768 ...
Apr 25, 2019, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners
A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at least nine others with laws that let winners keep their names secret under a proposal headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Four years ago, just five states allowed anonymous winners, and a handful of others allowe ...
Apr 14, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners
Includes video report A Powerball jackpot winner from Bondurant, Iowa, who was elected to the state legislature says he would oppose efforts to let lottery winners stay anonymous. At least nine states allow major lottery jackpot winners to stay anonymous, and some other states allow a form of anonymity by claiming prizes through a private legal entity. Earlier this year, Virginia became the latest state to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous but only if their prize is greater than $1 ...
Apr 11, 2019, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum

DOJ 'did not address' lotteries in Wire Act opinion, Deputy AG Rosenstein says in memo
A new memo from the US Department of Justice says that state lotteries are not at all impacted by the DOJ's reinterpretation of the Wire Act, a development that could mean the end of a federal court case brought earlier this year. (See New Hampshire sues DOJ over new Wire Act ruling, Lottery Post, Feb. 15, 2019.) The latest filing from the DOJ can be found below, including a memo signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. There, he talks about the Office of Legal Counsel opinion off ...
Apr 10, 2019, 4:23 pm - Lottery News forum

The daily lottery was originally a Harlem game — then the government wanted in
By Bridgett M. Davis In the early 1920s, Casper Holstein, a black man from the Danish West Indies who worked as a porter for a Fifth Avenue store, liked to study the Clearing House totals published in a year's worth of newspapers he'd saved. The Clearing House was an operation that managed the exchanges of money among New York City banks on a daily basis. It occurred to Holstein that the numbers printed were different every day. Until then, lottery games existed, but the winning numbers we ...
Mar 1, 2019, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum

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