Turmoil: Connecticut Lottery interim CEO quits
Frank Farricker, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO, resigned from both unpaid but influential positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash lottery game.
Saying that he hopes to help the lottery agency by ceasing any further distractions, Farricker wrote to the quasi-public agency's general counsel, Matthew Stone, and said he was quitting immediately.
I am proud to ...
May 15, 2017, 7:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Documentary: The Lottery Liar
Includes video report
This is the incredibly strange tale of Howard and his wife Kathy Walmsley.
One day back in the late 90's Howard told Kathy a whopper of a lie that he won a 8.9 million (US$11.5 million) jackpot in the British National Lottery. And Kathy believed him.
As a result the two went on a shopping spree, buying fast cars, a dream home and a lifestyle fit for a multi-millionaire but it was all one big deception, as Howard hadn't actually won a single penny.
The film was c ...
May 9, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery ignored warnings that game was vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds
Connecticut Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring.
At a legislative hearing Tuesday morning Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s chairman and acting president, Frank Farricker, acknowledged that lottery officials put revenues over security issues concerning the game, ...
May 2, 2017, 4:38 pm - Lottery News forum
2 found guilty, 1 acquitted in $2 million Hoosier Lottery scam
A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third defendant was found not guilty.
Found guilty Wednesday were Ashlee Campbell Parsley, 30, and her brother-in-law, Jackie Parsley II, 35.
Meanwhile, the charges against Joseph Parsley, 32, Ashlee Parsley's husband and Jackie Parsley II's brother, were dismissed by Marion Superior Court Judge Grant W. Hawkins prior to cl ...
Apr 28, 2017, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. man sentenced in Jamaica-based lottery scheme
A 25-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme.
Jahnoy Davis, 25, pled guilty in federal court in Charlotte in January to one count of money laundering conspiracy.
On April 3, former Charlotte-area mail carrier Antonio Terrell Brown pled guilty to mail theft charges in the scheme. He awaits sentencing.
Court records show Davis recruited people to receive the packages and conspi ...
Apr 26, 2017, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Trial set to start for 3 people charged in $2M Hoosier Lottery scam case
A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2 million.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will handle the case.
In 2015, police arrested Jackie Parsley II, Joseph Parsley and Ashlee Campbell Parsley in connection with the scam. They're accused of falsely redeeming a lottery ticket from a Plainfield liquor store owned by a relative of Jackie and Joseph Parsley.
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Apr 24, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Best friend to testify against Tipton at July lottery rigging trial
It took Texas businessman Robert Rhodes more than a year to turn against his good old boy best friend after he realized that Eddie Tipton would not do a deal and tell prosecutors about how he had created an elaborate system to rig lotteries in five states.
But despite fear for his safety, Rhodes is poised to give testimony at a trial scheduled for July 10 in Des Moines that prosecutors hope will finally put Tipton behind bars a decade after launching a scheme that netted $2 million in jackpot ...
Mar 31, 2017, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery's private manager faces 2nd lawsuit alleging fraud
A second lawsuit has been filed accusing the Illinois Lottery's private manager of defrauding players after an investigation found the lottery did not award many of the biggest prizes in its largest instant ticket games.
The lawsuit was filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court by two people who describe themselves as longtime scratch-off players, and like the first one filed last month in downstate St. Clair County it seeks class-action status to cover all players who bought tickets for t ...
Mar 25, 2017, 3:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Kansas files lawsuit against accused lottery rigger
A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two rigged lottery tickets for $44,000.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday he filed the Shawnee County lawsuit against Eddie Tipton and two others who Schmidt says turned in the tickets to the Kansas Lottery. Schmidt alleges Tipton used software manipulation to rig the tickets.
Tipton, 54, of Flatonia, Texas, once worked as the ...
Mar 16, 2017, 6:26 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee bill advances to remove lottery winners from government assistance
The Tennessee House on Monday passed a bill despite opposition from Democrats that, if it becomes law, would require the names of lottery winners to be cross checked with federal and state government assistance programs.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, passed by a 73-21 near party-line vote on Monday night.
The bill would make any lottery winner of prizes more than $5,000 ineligible for government assistance. Howell said federal law, which has a lower prize threshold, requires ...
Feb 28, 2017, 3:52 pm - Lottery News forum