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Fake Instagram account offers phony Florida Lottery giveaways
Includes video report The Florida Lottery is warning players about social media scams and fake accounts offering money and other prizes. Florida resident Jason Farmer received a message from what he thought was the Florida Lottery Instagram account. Next thing they're telling me 'well we have this promotion that we're giving way $500,000 and a new truck.' So at that very moment I really thought it was likely a scam, Farmer said. It was just an account with a similar name and similar ...
Jul 3, 2018, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum

California Lottery issues new rules for retailers after rash of thefts
Includes video report A rash of thefts of California Lottery tickets in San Jose prompted the state this week to roll out a new system aimed at preventing store owners from paying out purloined scratchers. The new system forbids a practice that had allowed retailers to begin selling tickets before they confirmed that they received their full order of scratchers. A thief or thieves exploited that practice by stealing packages of scratchers en route to retail outlets, according to a June ...
Jun 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

OOPS: Phone fraudster tries to scam cop
Includes video report A phone scammer made a grave error when he dialed Officer Jeff Bowling and attempted to access his personal information last week. At first, the caller had no clue he was on the line with a cop. Officer Bowling with the Peebles Police Department in Adams County, Ohio, was actually working on the case when he got a call from a strange number that turned out to be a phone scammer. He quickly began to record the conversation, which lasted for 11 minutes. A man on the ...
May 16, 2018, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ man claims $533 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Friday morning the New Jersey Lottery revealed the sole winner of the mammoth $533 million Mega Millions jackpot won on March 30. At an 11:00 am press conference (see video below), Richard Wahl, 47, stepped up to the microphone to tell the story of his life-changing lottery ticket purchase and to answer a few questions from the assembled press. The prize is the largest lottery win in New Jersey history, and the fourth-highest Mega Millions jackp ...
Apr 13, 2018, 12:39 pm - Lottery News forum

UK's oldest lottery winners claim £18 million jackpot
Includes video report A couple from Bristol have become the oldest winners of the UK lottery, after claiming an 18 million (US$24.9 million) jackpot. Speaking at a hotel in Gloucestershire on Tuesday as they announced their good fortune, Dennis Banfield, 87, became emotional as he tried to describe what the win meant to him. He added that he and his wife, Shirley, 83, will share their winnings with their daughters. Banfield, who was in hospital over Christmas following an operation for ...
Feb 28, 2018, 7:42 am - Lottery News forum

A look behind the scenes at Hoosier Lottery drawings
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Hoosier Lottery televised drawings take less than a minute to complete but as a local media report shows, it takes hours of preparation every day to make it all happen. Indiana's Hoosier Lottery utilizes both computerized and traditional ball drawings for its games. The media report focuses mainly on the traditional ball drawings, which are used for the lottery's Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings. The other in-state games Cash Five, Hoosier Lotto, an ...
Feb 15, 2018, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Alabama Democrat Gov. candidate campaigns on starting lottery
Includes video report Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Bell Cobb laid out a detailed plan for a state lottery Wednesday, saying the proposal would put Alabamians in a better position to get higher paying jobs. The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice said under her plan, lottery proceeds will fund K-4 and childcare programs in the state, fully fund career tech at hospitals, and fully fund the gap with federal Pell Grants. In a video released along with the email, Cobb said a l ...
Feb 7, 2018, 2:47 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery shuts down popular lottery store
Includes video report A popular store for Florida lottery players to buy their tickets has been shut down for undisclosed violations to their retailer contract. The Lottery, Discount, and Liquor store in Cambellton, Florida has always been a popular spot for people to get a scratch off or cast their numbers for the Florida Lottery. But now if you pull up to the store, instead of seeing many cars and people in line you will see a almost empty parking lot and no lottery of any kind in the st ...
Dec 2, 2017, 12:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery ends some scratch ticket games before grand prizes paid out
Includes video report It's an enticing gamble: a few bucks for a chance to win $1 million, $4 million, or more. But all of those big, bright prize amounts we see stamped on scratch tickets won't necessarily be given away. Lottery players at Kiki's Kwik Mart in Brighton, Massachusetts, did not receive this news well. It's not really fair is it, replied one frequent player. And another told us it's a little unfair they can pull the million and not put it back into the game that people have s ...
Nov 29, 2017, 9:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Bob Newhart brings back Papa Elf in new Kentucky Lottery holiday commercial
Includes video report You may do a double take when you see the latest commercial from the Kentucky Lottery. Yup. Legendary actor Bob Newhart dusted off his Papa Elf costume from his turn in the Christmas blockbuster movie Elf to work with the Kentucky Lottery promoting its Holiday Gift Series Scratch-Off campaign. The 88-year-old actor's popularity spans multiple generations thanks to his television work on Newhart and The Bob Newhart Show, which aired in the 1970s and '80s. He was int ...
Nov 29, 2017, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum

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