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$188 million lottery winner arrested on marijuana charges
North Carolina single mother Marie Holmes, who won the $188 million Powerball lottery in February, was arrested on July 23 for marijuana possession. Officers also arrested three other people from her home in Shallotte, North Carolina. Holmes took home a lump sum $88 million after taxes in February. When she won, the 26-year-old single mother reportedly quit both of her jobs at Wal-Mart and McDonald's to care for her four young children, one of whom has cerebral palsy. (See N.C. Powerball l ...
Jul 27, 2015, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum

Man arraigned in lottery winner's death
It was a cold case that some said might never be solved: An elderly Detroit man, whose family said he'd won $20,000 in a lottery game, was found frozen rock-solid in a vacant house after going missing Dec. 20. But Detroit police made an arrest just days after finding the body Sunday, Feb. 1, of 86-year-old Arthur Weldon Neal, covered up in the basement of a derelict home in the 15800 block of Mansfield near Fenkell and the Southfield Freeway, in northwest Detroit. Quanzell Alonzo Hood, 20, ...
Feb 10, 2015, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum

MUSL employee arrested in Hot Lotto jackpot mystery
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has made an arrest in the four-year-old case involving a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million which the winner mysteriously decided not to claim. Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk, was arrested on Thursday. He has been charged with two counts of fraud, which are class D felonies. Tipton is Director of Information Security for the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which is a vendor of the Iowa Lottery. His job prohibits hi ...
Jan 15, 2015, 10:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma man arrested after trying to redeem forged lottery ticket
Oklahoma City police arrested a man last week trying to cash in a forged lottery ticket. According to the police report filed Friday June 19, 45-year-old Michael Allen Shaske of Tahlequah was hoping for a $20,000 payout by turning in an altered $3 scratch-off ticket and would not take 'no' for an answer from any of the clerks he went to that day. But all he got was a quick trip to jail. Well he was doing everything he could to get arrested for this, said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Okla ...
Jun 25, 2014, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

2 charged with extorting cousin over stolen Florida Lottery tickets
Ketan and Chirag Patel had big plans to cash in on Florida Lottery tickets but they weren't hoping for Lady Luck to work in their favor, deputies said. Both men were arrested Tuesday on extortion charges. After Ketan Patel found out that an employee at his wife's convenience store was responsible for stealing about $5,000 in lottery tickets, instead of reporting the man to authorities, Ketan Patel threatened to have the man and his sister deported if he didn't hand over nearly $250,000, de ...
May 15, 2014, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery manager faces lottery ticket fraud charges
Updated: Additional information from the Kentucky Lottery By Todd Northrop A regional manager for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation is accused of fraudulently using lottery tickets after an investigation into 1,800 missing tickets, according to the Kentucky State Police. Jeffrey L. Riley, 55, of Lexington, was charged Friday with three counts of fraudulent use of a lottery ticket, a class C felony. Riley's arrest followed an internal investigation in January into 1,800 missing promoti ...
Feb 10, 2014, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi
A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam. Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, is in America on a work visa, but now faces two counts of wire fraud. Investigators with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division said the two alleged victims were told that they had won the lottery, but were required to pay taxes before the award could be made. Monies were then wired to Jamaica. The victims said they received numer ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum

N.Y. store clerk accused of stealing lottery tickets
A Glen Head, New York, convenience store clerk stole about $64,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from the business over a three-month period, Nassau County police said Tuesday. Donna King, 48, of 26 Clement St., Glen Cove, faces a charge of second-degree grand larceny and was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, where bail was set at $2,500 bond or $1,250 cash, records show. She's due back in court Thursday. From February through May, King worked at the counter of the S ...
May 29, 2013, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner indicted on 31 counts
Days after a Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, woman sought permission to subpoena Frederick Rick McMenimen's bank records, the former Exeter financial adviser sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, court records show. The bankruptcy claim essentially halted Susan Wagstaff's lawsuit seeking to recoup $900,000 that she claims McMenimen took from her under the ruse that he was investing the money. It also stopped legal action connected to another $1.5 million civil judgment against McMenimen fo ...
Oct 10, 2012, 7:32 am - Lottery News forum

CEO of poker site Full Tilt arrested
The chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered one-time Web poker giant, was arrested Monday on a plane that had just landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the government unveiled new criminal charges against him related to an alleged Ponzi scheme. Ray Bitar, 40 years old, is the most significant person yet to turn himself into the Justice Department's 15-month-long effort to prosecute the three one-time leading online poker companies in the U.S. He pleaded not guilty in ...
Jul 3, 2012, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum

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