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$8 million lottery dispute grips Spain
Like many factory workers around the world, they dreamed of winning the lottery and retiring early to enjoy their riches. But when the numbers came up for the group of Spanish workmates, joy quickly turned to despair after the one who collected the prize denied that there had ever been a deal to share the money. Now a judge in Barcelona must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the 6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from the lotte ...
May 25, 2006, 8:18 pm - Lottery News forum

565 lottery scammers arrested in global operation
Massive 14-month investigation spans the globe and brings more than 500 fraudsters to justice More than 2.8 million people in the U.S. paid to obtain credit cards, claim sweepstakes winnings and get in on lucrative investments that turned out to be too good to be true, officials said Tuesday as they announced hundreds of arrests in an international investigation. Authorities in five countries have arrested 565 people in fraud schemes that netted more than $1 billion. Many of those arreste ...
May 23, 2006, 6:41 pm - Lottery News forum

'Lottery Man' uses Powerball fortune to help quake victims
The mayor looks at the shabby tents where earthquake victims have lived for the five months since their mountain village was destroyed. Ihsan Khan, 47, is not like any other government official in Pakistan. He is a former Chicago resident and Northern Illinois University student, a one-time cab driver in Washington, D.C., and a citizen of both the U.S. and Pakistan. He is also a multimillion-dollar Powerball winner who was elected mayor of his hometown district in Pakistan two days before the ...
Mar 13, 2006, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum

$13m Lotto winner having trouble sleeping
A New Zealand man is having trouble sleeping after belatedly finding out he won $13.1 million in a Lotto draw last week. The ticket for the Big Wednesday first division prize, the third biggest win in New Zealand lotteries, was sold at a Four Square in Thames but remained unclaimed until the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, took it into a Lotto shop to get it checked. I had absolutely no idea that I'd won anything until I went and got the ticket checked and when it went through the ...
Feb 15, 2006, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Woman Cashes Lottery Ticket From 1992
In a case of better late then never, an Australian woman has collected 100,000 Australian dollars (US$74,810) after cashing in a lottery ticket more than a decade after it was bought, an official said Friday.The woman, who asked not to be identified, collected her winnings this week after discovering the ticket lodged in a greeting card she found in her home, a spokesman for New South Wales state Gaming Minister Grant McBride said on condition of anonymity he said was departmental policy.The lot ...
Jan 20, 2006, 6:42 am - Lottery News forum

Police called to convince German lottery winner
A lottery company had to call the police to convince an elderly German woman that she had hit the jackpot, police said on Tuesday. The woman had quite a sizeable win but was worried that she was having her leg pulled, said Joachim Gerhardt, a police inspector in the eastern German city of Gera. We were fortunately able to convince her so she could celebrate her good fortune, he said, adding that the woman would probably receive her winnings before Christmas.Media reports said the woman won a ...
Dec 21, 2005, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum

Elderly Lottery Winner Donates All Money To Charity
Local media reports that A 71-year-old man in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who won a lottery jackpot of 5RMB million (US$620,000) has donated all of the money to charity.Surnamed Wang, the man is a retired worker with the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in Changji. My only wish to make use of the prize for myself is to buy a new radio, Wang was quoted by the Xinjiang Economic Daily as saying.On November 21, when Wang arrived at the lottery complex in Urumqi to receive his ...
Dec 2, 2005, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

New Zealand lottery shop shortchanges winner
A New Zealand lottery winner who double-checked his jackpot found he had been shortchanged thousands of dollars by a storeowner.TVNZ reports the owner of a Lotto shop in Kapiti Coast told the man he had won $642 New Zealand ($440 U.S.). It turns out when the lucky winner checked with the Lottery Commission the actual payoff on his $6 ticket was 50 times that amount, or about $20,000 U.S. dollars.The commission said Lotto shops are required to have computer screens visible to customers and to ret ...
Nov 11, 2005, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

Scientific Games Awarded Two Contracts With German Lottery
Scientific Games announced Monday that its German subsidiary Scientific Games Honsel GmbH was awarded two contracts with Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen GmbH, the state lottery of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) based in Hanover - one to supply instant lottery tickets, and the other for distribution and consulting services.The two contracts begin March 1, 2006 and will run for five years, with options to extend for additional two-year increments. Scientific Games Honsel will handle the supply and distribu ...
Oct 11, 2005, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum

Korean lottery embroiled in scandal
The state-run lottery business in Korea is under investigation over two separate scandals involving charging high commission fees and suspicions that the operator manipulated winning averages to attract customers.Lawmakers demanded yesterday that the Board of Audit and Inspection make public the result of its inspection of the process of the commission rate has been determined.Since last year, the nation's audit agency has been investigating suspicions that the Korea Lottery System, the lottery ...
Sep 26, 2005, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum