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Eddie Tipton claims he was pressured to plead guilty in lottery rigging scandal
Convicted lottery scammer looking to reverse sentence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton is trying to reverse is 25-year prison sentence upon claiming that he was pressured to plead guilty in court four years ago. In 2017, Eddie Tipton was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect the jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief als ...
Nov 14, 2021, 5:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Ohio lottery winner wins $1 million but claims losses of $1 million
Shifty player thought he could skirt the IRS By Kate Northrop An Ohio Lottery player who won $1 million is in hot water with the IRS after falsely claiming gambling losses of $1 million and wiring his winnings abroad. Mustafa Shalash, of Hillard, was charged with one count of filing a false tax return with the IRS after winning a $1 million prize and then claiming gambling losses of an equal amount. In 2015, Shalash won a $1 million prize on a single lottery ticket and received ...
Nov 12, 2021, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum

Homeless veteran who lost everything in pandemic wins D.C. vaccine lottery prize
When I thought everything was going wrong, this really helped me out By Kate Northrop An Air Force veteran who lost his job, home, and car to the pandemic was desperate for support when he arrived at a Washington D.C. homeless shelter, but things changed for the better when he won a prize in the D.C. vaccine lottery. Everything was moving in the wrong direction for Sung-ha Jou, 44, right as the COVID-19 pandemic landed in the U.S. When all seemed lost, his luck suddenly changed when h ...
Jul 13, 2021, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum

NEW VIDEO: Scratching off a huge lottery ticket
Ever seen a ticket this big? By Kate Northrop This month, one scratch-off lottery ticket caught our eye, and we just had to try it out. Lottery Post's second video, Scratching off a huge lottery ticket, features a massive ticket from the New Jersey Lottery that measures about the same size as a standard 8 x 11 piece of paper. Not only that, but viewers will get to see a teaser of a new Lottery Post product launch. While the size of a ticket doesn't affect the odds of winnin ...
Jun 22, 2021, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Veterans shut out of Illinois vaccine lottery
It's just a slap in the face to any veteran. By Kate Northrop Illinois is making headlines after it was revealed that thousands of veterans won't be eligible to enter the All In For The Win incentive lottery for a shot at the millions of dollars being awarded to vaccinated individuals. Ever since Ohio announced its Vax-a-Million lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, states have been coming out with their own lotteries left and right. However, the lotter ...
Jun 21, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon looking for new incentives after vaccine lottery fails to increase vaccination rates
Vaccination rates took a downturn after the $1 million lottery announcement weeks ago By Kate Northrop The State of Oregon is looking for new ways to motivate residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine after vaccination rates went the wrong direction following the announcement of the state's $1 million vaccine lottery. Nearly three weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown held a press conference to reveal the Take Your Shot Oregon campaign, intended to motivate the public to get inoculated against COVID ...
Jun 9, 2021, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

New York City considering vaccination lottery incentive similar to Ohio's
By Kate Northrop A week after Ohio announced their Vax-a-Million lottery, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that his administration is considering a similar idea to motivate residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. On Wednesday at a City Hall press briefing, de Blasio responded to a reporter who inquired about New York holding a separate lottery to incentivize unvaccinated residents to get a dose. We are talking about whether that kind of approach would add something, de Bla ...
May 19, 2021, 6:23 pm - Lottery News forum

Ohio, Kentucky to use lotteries as incentive for residents to get vaccinated
By Kate Northrop Ohio and Kentucky are trying new tactics to incentivize their residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, some of which involve a separate lottery for those who received a vaccine or a promotion to persuade individuals to get one. States are trying to find ways to encourage people to get themselves and children vaccinated against the coronavirus. In one instance, Governor Phil Murphy in New Jersey announced earlier this month that any New Jerseyan who gets their first va ...
May 13, 2021, 12:49 pm - Lottery News forum

Irish lawmakers look to crack down on private lotteries
New bill would prevent bookies from piggybacking on National Lottery By Kate Northrop Talks of tighter controls in the lottery and gaming industry to prevent bookies and commercial gambling operations from managing their own private lotteries are starting to ramp up in Ireland's Senate. Irish lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop bookmakers from piggybacking and profiteering from the National Lottery, similar to how a New Jersey man illegally operated his own private lottery ba ...
Apr 27, 2021, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum

NJ man admits running illegal "Pick 6" lottery, evades $65,000 in taxes
Illegal gambling business took in $250,000 By Kate Northrop A man from Ocean County, New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal lottery on Tuesday after having drawn in $250,000 in cash proceeds from the scheme. Edward O'Neill, 54, of Beachwood appeared before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti via videoconference and pleaded guilty to charges against him, including one count of managing an illegal gambling business and one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Acco ...
Apr 22, 2021, 2:55 pm - Lottery News forum

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