Penn. woman sues for share of winning lottery ticket
A New Salem woman wants a Fayette County judge to stop her former roommate from cashing a $1 million winning instant lottery ticket because she believes the money should be shared.
In a suit filed by attorney Samuel Davis, Yvonne Evans claimed it was her debit card used to pay for the $20 winning scratch-off ticket on which her roommate Mary Rechichar won the seven-figure prize.
Rechichar called Evans from Dan's Marathon Gas Station in Republic, where Rechichar worked, to ask Evans for th ...
Mar 30, 2006, 2:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery dispute takes bizarre turn
In October Kevin Donovan became the talk of the town when he claimed to have thrown away a winning $1 million lottery ticket that another man found in the trash.
Now, while embroiled with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in a battle to reclaim the ticket from the man who found it, Donovan has suffered the ultimate loss.
Just 49 years old, Donovan suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling in Hyannis on Tuesday, according toKate Donovan, his ex-wife. The couple had been divorced sin ...
Feb 4, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Breakfast buddies file suit over lottery ticket
A Howland, Ohio couple who won $250,000 playing Mega Millions discovered the hard way that money can come between friends.Michael Salcone and his wife, Theresa, of Gretchen Drive have been sued by 10 of Michael Salcone's former breakfast friends at the Elm Road McDonald's after a dispute arose over whose money bought a winning lottery ticket. I'm just astounded, Theresa Salcone said Wednesday when she learned of the suit, filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.According to the filing, the ...
Dec 29, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Original buyer of $1M lottery ticket identified
How do you explain to your loved ones that you threw away $1 million?Well, we'll just have to wait to find out, because Kevin Donovan isn't answering questions right now.In fact, Donovan doesn't even want anybody to know who he is. He's been keeping a low profile since immersing himself in a dispute over a winning $1 million lottery ticket with an 82-year-old Blackstone man who found it in a trash bin.Donovan, who is seeking to regain ownership of the ticket, has not been identified in public un ...
Dec 19, 2005, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Million-dollar ticket fight goes before Mass. Lottery board
In the opening round of what may be a lengthy legal battle, an 83-year-old local man who found a winning Massachusetts lottery ticket in a trash bin defended his right to the $1 million prize yesterday, fending off a rival claim.The hearing, at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in Braintree, was largely an exercise in legal technicalities.The commission said earlier this month is had already rejected a counterclaim on a ticket found by Edward St. John in a trash bin at the ...
Nov 30, 2005, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl ...
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Father, son feud over lottery winnings
Two months ago, a Vietnamese immigrant named Thien Minh Luu said he experienced a stroke of extraordinary good fortune: He bought a $5 lottery scratch ticket at a convenience store in Worcester and won $1 million.But what first appeared to be the quintessential modern American fairy tale has turned into the archetypal American family feud. The 45-year-old manicurist filed a lawsuit, saying his 21-year-old son tricked him into turning over the ticket and then tried to steal the winnings.Luu and h ...
Nov 23, 2005, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery fight brewing in Massachusetts
Once the Blackstone man won more than $3,000 in a week. Another time, he scored about $20,000 on a winning lottery ticket.But the one time he hit the $1 million jackpot, he said, he accidentally threw away his fortune.Now he wants to collect his riches and has hired a lawyer to wrench the winning ticket away from the 82-year-old Blackstone resident who said he found it in the garbage last week. He's pretty emotionally upset, said Dan Doyle, a Blackstone lawyer representing the buyer of the tick ...
Oct 18, 2005, 6:57 am - Lottery News forum
B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. They've asked for more time, Jim Lightbody, the corporation's vice-president of gaming, said Monday. We're not certain why. Nine workers at an A W fast-food restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they're the only rightful claimants to the prize from the Aug. 13 draw.But four others have come forward to demand a share of the jackpot, sa ...
Aug 30, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. lottery director to resign
Acting California Lottery Director Chon Gutierrez is resigning amid controversy created by Democrat lawmakers over the legality of California's recent entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lotto game.Gutierrez, who recently served as a Schwarzenegger administration troubleshooter on government reorganization, told his top staff members that he was going on vacation and then would retire after 34 years of state service in various capacities under multiple administrations.Aides to Gov. Arnol ...
Aug 25, 2005, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum