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Chase the Ace lottery dispute settled between aunt and nephew
A family dispute over a $1.2 million lottery prize won in July was settled Monday after a five-hour settlement conference. In July, Barbara Reddick of Guysborough and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay were announced as the winners of the $1.2 million prize in the Chase the Ace lottery held in Margaree Forks. Immediately following the presentation, Reddick served verbal notice to her nephew that she was taking him to court to claim the full prize. They each received $611,319.50. ( ...
Sep 17, 2018, 4:45 pm - Lottery News forum

The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 2)
Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a lottery ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8... 11... 13... 15... 19... 20. In the coming days, officials would find out that one person had secured not only the $27,036,142 jackpot, but 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k. What unfolded next was the strangest, most improbable lottery tale in history one involving thousands of international ...
Aug 27, 2018, 6:56 pm - Lottery News forum

The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 1)
Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a lottery ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8... 11... 13... 15... 19... 20. In the coming days, officials would find out that one person had secured not only the $27,036,142 jackpot, but 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k. What unfolded next was the strangest, most improbable lottery tale in history one involving thousands of international ...
Aug 20, 2018, 7:29 pm - Lottery News forum

What it's like to tell people they won the lottery for a living
At every lottery in the world, there's a person who calls winners to inform them their lives have changed. In Australia, one of those guys is Matt Hart. He works at Australia's largest lottery operator, The Lott, and every day, Matt makes very weird and often emotional phone calls. Over the course of his career, Matt estimates he has called over 400 people, each one with their own unique story and reaction. We spoke with Matt to hear about what that's like, and what he's learned about luck. ...
Aug 2, 2018, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum

Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot
Includes video report A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is dead to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for good luck. Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case. Barb Reddick and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, each received checks for $611,319.50 on Thursday after a $1,222,639 ticket with both their names on it was pulled Wednesday night at a Chase the Ace draw in Margaree, N. ...
Jul 14, 2018, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum

MUSL Board President and Powerball Game Chair elected for FY19
The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association elected May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, to serve as Board President for fiscal year 2019. Reardon will take over the Board President position from Rollo Redburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, on July 1, 2018. MUSL continues to enhance security, train staff and contribute to lottery excellence in the industry, said Redburn. I have every confidence in our new Board President, May Scheve ...
Jul 12, 2018, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan lottery ticket plant prospering
Ypsilanti's Pollard Banknote instant ticket factory might not make the most scratch-offs in the world. But Michiganders could still be in luck. We have made a lot of winners here, said Doug Pollard, co-CEO of Pollard Banknote. This is probably the luckiest plant for winners in Michigan. The Ypsilanti factory prints about 600 million instant lottery tickets a month for 23 states, the District of Columbia and many countries around the world, including France and Australia. Pollard said ...
Jul 6, 2018, 3:13 pm - Lottery News forum

NY credit union chief accused of embezzling money from fund, spending $3.55M on lottery tickets
The head of the city's oldest credit union embezzled money from the fund for years splurging on millions worth of lottery tickets by submitting bogus invoices for dental work and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Kam Wong, 62, from Valley Stream, L.I., who heads the Municipal Credit Union, allegedly used the ill-gotten gains to purchase some $3.55 million in New York State lottery tickets, according to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. He also obtained numerous other ...
May 8, 2018, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet
It's called the sport of millionaires and horse racing just added a new one. A Texas woman reaped $1.2 million on an $18 bet on a series of Kentucky Derby day races, officials said on Sunday. The Austin woman, who did not want to be identified, made a Pick 5 wager at the Retama Park racetrack in Salem, Texas, on Saturday and watched as each of the ponies she picked ran on a rainy, muddy day at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, some 1,100 miles away. Not only did she ...
May 7, 2018, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum

The man who cracked the lottery
Crime story: A recounting of the biggest lottery scandal in history The file landed on Rob Sand's desk with something less than a thud. Despite holding the contents of an investigation still open after more than two years, the file was barely half an inch thick. Happy birthday, his boss said. It was not Rob Sand's birthday. His boss, an Iowa deputy attorney general named Thomas H. Miller, was retiring in July 2014 after nearly three decades of prosecuting everything from murder to fraud. H ...
May 3, 2018, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum