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Alaska lottery assault leads to 3-year sentence
The man accused of attacking the winner of Alaska's biggest lottery with a metal pipe or rod pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge of second-degree assault, a prosecutor said.
Brandon Hughes, a 20-year-old from the Los Angeles area, was sentenced to three years in prison under a plea bargain, said prosecutor Clint Campion.
Hughes will be eligible for parole and time off for good behavior, which is usually about one-third of the sentence.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Patrick McK ...
May 20, 2009, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
National Lottery win turned couple into benefits cheats, says judge
Brian and Wendy Rushin had lived blameless lives until they won the money in 2002 and became misers .
They were so protective of their wealth that they saved it in an array of accounts and used it only once, to buy a new fridge.
Mr. Rushin, 74, and his wife, 72, also continued to claim housing and council tax benefits, taking thousands of pounds they were no longer entitled to over three years.
The pair were facing prison after admitting a string of fraud charges at Leicester Magistrate ...
Apr 27, 2009, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery
An East St. Louis man says the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay him for a winning lottery ticket.
Johnnie Cooper filed suit April 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Illinois Lottery Control Board.
Cooper says he purchased a lottery ticket on Aug. 28, 2007.
The ticket contained the winning numbers, but the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay Cooper for it, he says.
Cooper does not state how much money he should have received.
Cooper, who is represen ...
Apr 22, 2009, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Supreme Court keeps lottery law in place
Lottery barely avoids being deemed illegal
The North Carolina Education Lottery can still operate after the state Supreme Court deadlocked Friday over whether the votes creating the games were lawful.
Three of the seven justices agreed Friday the lottery law was unconstitutional and three others upheld the law. A seventh justice, Mark Martin, had recused himself from oral arguments in the case in September and did not vote.
The 3-3 decision means a March 2008 state Court of Appeals ruli ...
Mar 23, 2009, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum