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Australian man accuses fishing buddy of stealing $3.5M lottery ticket
A dispute between two former fishing buddies who destroyed their friendship over a missing lottery ticket claimed to be worth $3.5 million (US$2.7 million) has ended up in an Australian court. Preston man Ismet Porcic claims he bought and subsequently lost a winning Tattslotto ticket from an Essendon newsagent in September 2014 that ended up winning a one-sixth share of the $21 million (US$16.2 million) division one prize pool. Mr. Porcic has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against ...
Apr 14, 2016, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida woman who lost $1 million lottery trial files for bankruptcy
The former Seminole County school teacher who last month lost a big chunk of a $1 million Florida Lottery jackpot to her former boyfriend, who had sued her for failing to share, has filed for bankruptcy. Lynn Anne Poirier, 62, of Geneva did not list Howard Browning, her former live-in sweetheart, as a creditor in the bankruptcy case, which she filed Saturday in Orlando. She listed that case as pending. But on Feb. 4, a six-member Seminole County jury ordered her to pay Browning $291,00 ...
Mar 29, 2016, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings
A jury Thursday ruled that a former middle school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former sweetheart, who testified that he handed her the money to buy the winning ticket. Lynn Poirier, 62, claimed the prize in 2007. Her live-in boyfriend, Howard Browning, 62, sued her a few months later, claiming they had a long-standing agreement: If one of them won a major lottery prize, they'd split it 50-50. But Poirier gave jurors a very different version of event ...
Feb 5, 2016, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum

With $63M jackpot expiring today, Calif. Lottery sued by owner of damaged ticket
A man who claims he purchased the winning $63 million SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased in Chatsworth has taken legal action to be declared the winner as lottery officials continue their search for a last-minute winner. The winning ticket for the Aug. 8 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven store located at 20871 Lassen Street and whoever bought that ticket has 180 days to claim their prize, Lottery Post reported. The ticket matched all of the winning numbers: 1, 16, 30, 33, and 46, with Mega nu ...
Feb 4, 2016, 2:16 pm - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Powerball lottery winners sued by inmate
Maybe all those TV appearances weren't such a great idea As the Powerball jackpot topped $1 billion, the frenzy grew. It was fun to dream, even if you knew you stood little chance. But often, a winner faces suits by friends, co-workers, even family. Sadly, it has now happened to the winning Robinson family of Munford, Tennessee. Jonathan Lee Riches, also known as Jihadi Schitz, has sued the Multistate Lottery Commission, Powerball and the Robinson family. The suit attempts to halt the payout ...
Feb 3, 2016, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum

Florida lottery winner back in court for retrial
Includes video report A retired Florida school teacher is back in court this week, fighting to keep her $1 million dollar lottery win. Her live-in boyfriend at the time, Howard Browning, says the couple had a more than 10 year oral agreement that if either won the lottery, they would split the money. This case went to trial back in 2012, and teacher Lynne Poirer won that case, but the Supreme Court of Florida sent the case back for retrial. In front of Judge Melanie Chase, Browning took ...
Feb 2, 2016, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum

Faulty $50 Wisonsin lottery ticket causing a flap
Celeste Davis is haunted by a scratch-off lottery ticket. I played Joker's Wild, and now the joke is on me, she sighed. The Milwaukee woman spent $5 on a ticket that appears to be a $50 winner. So we're not talking about a lot of money here. But the ticket never paid out, despite extraordinary efforts by Wisconsin Lottery staff to validate it. It's just a mystery. We tried to re-create her ticket so we could pay her, lottery communications director Stephanie Marquis said. We be ...
Dec 4, 2015, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

Daughter accused of stealing mom's lottery jackpot starts collecting winnings
The woman?? who's being sued by her? ?Brooklyn ???mother?, who says she stole her $1 million lottery jackpot?,? got a lucky break Thursday as? ?a judge? ?gave her back? ?access to some of the? ?loot. Mom Barbara Quiles, of Bath Beach, initially won a temporary restraining orderblocking her daughter Linza Ford, 22, from accessing the funds as well as a safety deposit box containing $50,000 in valuables. But Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Martin Solomon lifted that order, allowing Ford to co ...
Oct 23, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'
By Todd Northrop A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery. Lottery Post reported Wednesday morning that Ardella Newman of Washington, D.C. is taking the Virginia Lottery to task for denying her claim of a scratch-off ticket that she claims is worth $20,000. The Virginia Lottery had issued a statement that t ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum

D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided
Includes video report A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error. When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was, said Ardella Newman. On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16 for $20,000. $20,000 could really, really help me, ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum

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