New twist on foreign lottery scheme
There's a new twist to an old scheme that continues to lure people in. Con-artists have come up with one more way to deceive potential victims of foreign lottery scams.
U.S. Postal Inspector Michael Larson said, He explained to me... I mean who doesn't dream of winning the lottery? He was contacted and told you have won the lottery and in order to collect that prize money you need to pay the taxes to get it out of the country and to the us.
The victim sent the money. In fact, he sent all ...
Oct 3, 2013, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Ireland National Lottery to be sold for €405M
An Post and the operators of the UK National Lottery are in line for a 405m (US$551.6 million) buyout of the Ireland National Lottery after Public Expenditure Minister said the consortium was the preferred applicant.
Brendan Howlin said the bid by Premier Lotteries Ireland, a consortium consisting of An Post and its pension funds and the Camelot group who operate the UK lottery, had met the Essential Requirements and has submitted the highest License Fee proposal .
Discussion on finalizing ...
Oct 3, 2013, 4:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Single mom finds €258,528 lottery ticket in her garbage can
A single mother from Galway, Ireland, nearly lost out on a 258,528 (US$351,482) lottery win all because she tossed her winning ticket into a garbage can.
But Lady Luck smiled on her when she eventually discovered the all-important ticket buried in the household garbage.
The Galway woman began a frantic search for the discarded EuroMillions ticket and eventually found it at the bottom of the garbage can.
She toasted her double whammy of good luck on Tuesday at the National Lottery HQ in ...
Oct 3, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Good Samaritan may get unclaimed lotto jackpot in Spain
Includes audio report
A city in northwest Spain issued a rather unusual lost-and-found notice this week:
FOUND: A lottery ticket bought more than a year ago, which entitles the owner to an unclaimed $6.3 million jackpot.
LOST: The ticket's owner.
From its El Gordo ( The Fat One ) Christmas lottery, to the summertime EuroMillions drawing, Spain is a country obsessed with playing the lottery especially in a dismal economy.
With unemployment above 27 percent, many Spaniards figure th ...
Sep 20, 2013, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum
Winning €6m Ireland Lotto ticket sold in Lahinch, Co Clare
The popular Irish seaside town of Lahinch, Co Clare is buzzing with excitement after someone bought the winning lottery ticket from Saturday's draw worth more than 6 million at a local supermarket.
Kennedy's Centra on Back Lane in the town sold the winning 4 Quick Pick ticket worth 6,158,375 (US$8.2 million) on Friday.
The winning numbers were: 4, 11, 16, 33, 43, and 45, with bonus number 10.
News of the massive win spread quickly through the town which is a popular destination for tour ...
Aug 19, 2013, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum
Australian woman accidentally buys duplicate lottery ticket and wins twice
A Melbourne, Australia, woman's forgetfulness has paid off to the tune of $835,149.68 (US$776,334) after she accidentally bought two entries in Saturday night's TattsLotto draw and won two division-one prizes.
Each entry netted the woman in her 30s a division-one prize worth $413,810.74, and her cumulative winnings including cash from several other divisional prizes came to $835,149.68.
The woman was told of her win on Monday, and initially believed the phone call from Tatts was a practica ...
Jul 23, 2013, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Ireland Lottery doesn't have enough cash to pay €94m mystery winner
The mystery winner of the 94m Euromillions jackpot is not expected to claim their prize until next week because the Ireland National Lottery does not have enough money in the bank to pay them.
As of close of business Thursday, the lucky holder of the winning ticket in Tuesday's Euromillions draw had not turned up at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin.
That's unsurprising given that lottery officials said they won't have the money in the bank until next week, when all participating ...
Jun 30, 2013, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot
Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost 94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening.
There were two winning tickets sharing the top prize of over 187,937,614 (US$245.5 million).
The winning tickets were sold in Ireland and in Belgium. When contacted this evening, a spokeswoman for the Ireland National Lottery was not yet aware of the location where the winning ticket was purchased.
The jackpot of over 180m will be shared equally. We don ...
Jun 26, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi
A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam.
Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, is in America on a work visa, but now faces two counts of wire fraud.
Investigators with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division said the two alleged victims were told that they had won the lottery, but were required to pay taxes before the award could be made. Monies were then wired to Jamaica. The victims said they received numer ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Almost €15 million in Ireland Lottery prize money goes unclaimed
At a time when so many are strapped for cash, the prospect of a lottery win has never been more alluring. Yet according to figures obtained from the Ireland National Lottery, 14.7 million (US$18.9 million) in lottery prize money was left uncollected last year alone.
Whether they ended up down the back of the couch or in the wash, winning tickets worth 90 million have gone unclaimed in the last five years.
Among the forfeited windfalls last year were a 350,000 Plus 1 prize, from a ticket so ...
May 15, 2013, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum