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Man busts through store roof, steals lottery tickets
Includes video report By Todd Northrop A thief hoping to steal his way to some good luck busted through the roof of a grocery store and took hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets on Wednesday. Ironically, unlucky for him, it was all caught on camera. Surveillance footage captured a fairly clear image of the suspect's face, and after about a day on the run, Kevin Croft, 30, was arrested for the crime by Florida detectives. Croft was booked into the Lee County Jail and faces ...
Jul 20, 2018, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum

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

Are Florida lottery tickets being sold illegally in Bermuda?
The Bermuda Government was advised more than two years ago that the sale of American lottery tickets on the island appeared to breach numerous laws in the United States, including some designed to stop money-laundering. A legal opinion was sought by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission on the issue from a leading gaming lawyer in Las Vegas, who identified a series of potential violations of federal and state laws. His evaluation is understood to have been shared by the commission with at l ...
Jun 20, 2018, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum

Teen claims $15 million top prize on Florida Lottery scratch off game
A 19-year-old Bonita Springs man has claimed a $15 million top prize in the new Florida 100X The Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Quinn Kofler purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven on Bonita Beach Road Southeast in Bonita Springs. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $11,175,000.00. The retailer will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The new $30 game, Florida 100X The Ca ...
Apr 19, 2018, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum

High-tech lottery company opens new $15M facility in Florida
On its face, an instant lottery card wouldn't seem an example of high tech. But the 22 layers of print, security and other features needed to produce a modern lottery card make it high tech indeed. So tech was one of the themes celebrated Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $15 million facility in Lakeland operated by the British-based International Game Technology (formerly known as Gtech). We aren't just tourism anymore. We aren't just agriculture. We're finally high tec ...
Feb 22, 2018, 1:05 pm - Lottery News forum

Store clerk busted trying to scam undercover lottery investigator
Do you trust your store clerk with your lottery ticket? Maybe you've won a few hundred bucks or more. Will the employee tell you or pocket the ticket while telling you it's a loser? That happened this week at a Fort Myers store, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. A Winn-Dixie Liquors employee is accused of keeping a customer's $600 winning ticket and paying him only 5 bucks. Crystelle Yvette Baton was charged with larceny grand theft on Monday. Baton, 42, was caught becaus ...
Jan 24, 2018, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Fake News: $451 million lottery winner Shane Missler NOT giving away $5,000 to retweeters
By Todd Northrop When a 20-year-old Florida man won a $451 Mega Millions jackpot earlier this month, the first thing he did was post a brief social media post. Now Internet scammers have mimicked him, and are creating numerous bogus social media accounts in an attempt to deceive people looking for a share of the loot. Shane Missler won the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on January 5, 2018, but opted for a lump sum payment of $281.2 million instead of the full amount divided into 30 ...
Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum

20-year-old Florida man claims $451M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop He's not old enough to drink but he's $451 million richer. A 20-year-old Florida man has come forward with the lone winning $451 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket from the January 5th drawing. Shane Missler, who bought the winning Mega Millions ticket from a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, chose to claim a one-time, lump sum payment of $281.9 million. I'm only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity, Missler ...
Jan 12, 2018, 4:59 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $450 million sold in Florida
By Todd Northrop After 23 straight drawings with no grand prize winner, one winning ticket was sold for the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot in Friday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70, with Mega Ball number 10. The Megaplier was 3. The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven, located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey, Florida. The Florida Mega Millions jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. However, to elect the on ...
Jan 6, 2018, 10:51 am - 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