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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

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

NJ man admits running illegal "Pick 6" lottery, evades $65,000 in taxes
Illegal gambling business took in $250,000 By Kate Northrop A man from Ocean County, New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal lottery on Tuesday after having drawn in $250,000 in cash proceeds from the scheme. Edward O'Neill, 54, of Beachwood appeared before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti via videoconference and pleaded guilty to charges against him, including one count of managing an illegal gambling business and one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Acco ...
Apr 22, 2021, 2:55 pm - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery raises minimum age to play the lottery to 18
By Kate Northrop In an effort to reduce problem gambling, the National Lottery will be raising the minimum age to play the lottery in the UK from 16 to 18 on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2021. Figures show that over 200,000 16- and 17-year-olds regularly play the lottery or buy scratch-off tickets. This week, they will no longer have access to both online and retail Lottery products in a bid to reduce problem gambling among teens. We're committed to protecting young people from gambling-related ha ...
Apr 19, 2021, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum

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