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Brock defends lottery opposition
North Carolina State Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, continues his strong opposition to a statewide lottery while pushing a proposal to move the start of the public school year to after Labor Day.The revenues saved in not having to air-condition schools in August and the extra tourism dollars generated in North Carolina during those same weeks would equal or exceed the proceeds from a lottery, Brock said.Brock said he doesn't trust any politician who says lottery proceeds will go to education. A lot ...
Aug 29, 2003, 11:23 am - Lottery News forum

Two men face sentencing in "remarkably unsophisticated" lottery plot
Was it a scheme by a mastermind who developed a remarkably unsophisticated, but almost successful plot as prosecutors claimed, or was it more of knuckleheads in the news when a scheme was attempted to rig a $20,000 raffle drawing, as a defense attorney claimed?Two Cumberland County men will stand before an Ohio criminal court judge tomorrow to learn their fate after both were convicted of their roles in a scheme to defraud a homecoming celebrating Ohio community of thousands of dollars durin ...
Aug 28, 2003, 4:35 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia
Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.They also detailed other concerns they had about partnering with Georgia before they rejected such an alliance.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) is poised to make a decision next week on whether to team with Georgias lottery to possibly maximize spending power and curb start up cos ...
Aug 27, 2003, 3:21 am - Lottery News forum

Bookies in Exile
Costa Rica is highly prized by the world's backpackers and sightseers for its unspoiled natural beauty, but it's easy to forget that when arriving in its grimy capital, San Jose. The newly remodeled airport is surrounded by chain hotels, freshly paved roads and shiny corporate plazas. After that it goes rapidly downhill. A dusty highway heading vaguely toward downtown takes you through the poorer suburbs of San Jose, packed with families in corrugated-tin-roof shacks. Above them, on the sides of ...
Aug 19, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News forum

Alaska Eyeing Powerball, Expanded Gambling
House Speaker Pete Kott says it's a good bet that plans to expand gambling in Alaska will soon meet success in the state House. Lawmakers and state officials are working over the summer on proposals for video gambling machines and a lottery, both to help ease the state's budget problems. There is even starting to be talk about off-track betting parlors in Alaska.Kott, a Republican from Eagle River, predicts that some form of gaming will move forward in the next legislative session, which starts ...
Aug 18, 2003, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum

Six indicted in numbers racket
Six people were charged yesterday in what authorities say is a massive gambling network that grossed millions of dollars a year in Northeast Ohio.A federal grand jury indicted reputed East Side numbers kingpin Virgil Ogletree, 81, of Beachwood, and his longtime friends and associates Eunice Bonton, Melvin Murray, Noah Hutchinson Sr., Andrew Freeman and Mary Stover. All are charged with running an illegal gambling business, while Ogletree, Hutchinson and Bonton also are charged with tax violation ...
Aug 13, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery-Style Drawing Picks Ballot Order
The California Secretary of State held a lottery-style drawing Monday to determine the order of candidate's names on the recall ballot.Twenty-six letters were placed inside film canisters and then drawn randomly to set the alphabetical order for candidates. The first letter: R, followed by W and Q. Candidates with last names starting with those letters will appear high on some ballots, then revolve to the bottom in others before moving near the middle. The random exercise stems from a court ruli ...
Aug 11, 2003, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Powerball Winner Offers 'No Excuses' for Incident
A Powerball winner who has donated more than $3 million of his record winnings to churches was drinking at a strip club when $545,000 was stolen from his sport utility vehicle, police said Tuesday.Jack Whittaker said he hopes the incident will not affect the Jack Whittaker Foundation, which he established to help charities operated by the Church of God and other causes. He also said he wanted to remind the media and the public that he is a private citizen. I'm simply a businessman who has seen h ...
Aug 5, 2003, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Thieves Steal Lottery Winner's $545,000
More than half a million dollars was stolen early Tuesday from record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker's vehicle parked outside a strip club, but the money was recovered, a sheriff's deputy said. Someone broke a window in Jack Whittaker's sport utility vehicle around 2:30 a.m. and took a briefcase containing $245,000 in cash and three blank $100,000 cashier's checks, Kanawha County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Phil Morris said. The briefcase, cash and checks were later found behind a trash bin on the p ...
Aug 5, 2003, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum

Canadians Face Lottery Fraud Charges
Seven Canadians face criminal charges that they ran a phony lottery scheme that sought to defraud consumers in the United States using telemarketing, the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday. According to the U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI, the seven defendants, operating from Montreal, called U.S. consumers and identified themselves as representatives of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board. Victims were told they had won a lottery prize, often a multimillion-dollar award up to $25 ...
Aug 4, 2003, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum