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French family win lottery twice with same numbers
In a feat that will have statisticians shaking their heads, a French family have twice won a national lottery using the same numbers each time.The lucky clan, who were not identified, picked up 1.5 million (US$1.84 million) in an August 3 lottery using the same selection of numbers they mark down every week, said Beatrice Vandersype, the wife of the tobacconist who sold the winning ticket.She added that those same numbers netted the family 900,000 French francs back in 1978, a sum equivalent ...
Aug 17, 2005, 8:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Spain detains 295 people in lottery scam
Spanish police have detained 295 West Africans on charges of attempting to swindle money from thousands of people by claiming they had won in a Nigerian lottery, radio reports said on Wednesday.Most of the suspects detained on Tuesday were Nigerians, while some came from Ghana. Police searched numerous addresses in the southern city of Malaga.At least two of the detainees were treated in hospital for broken bones after jumping out of a window when trying to escape. Those arrested included owners ...
Jul 20, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum

Broke German lottery winner turns to crime
A German man who won more than a million Deutschmarks playing the lottery eight years ago admitted on Monday that he committed a string of burglaries after the cash trickled away.Prosecutors said the father-of-three decided in 2003 to live by theft, and broke into nearly 70 homes, bars and cars in search of cash. He also took jewellery, watches, cameras and even three pairs of deer antlers, and kept them in a room in his basement.Police near Meiningen, 150 kilometres east of Frankfurt, have retu ...
Jun 14, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

Chinese man jailed for selling newborn to buy lottery tickets
A father who sold his newborn son to raise money to buy lottery tickets was sentenced to 10 years in prison in China's latest baby-trafficking case, a newspaper reported Monday.The man, identified only by the family name Zhang, sold his baby boy for 9,000 yuan, the equivalent of about $1,350, because he had dreams of becoming rich overnight, the Beijing Daily Messenger reported. Evil father sold his own son to buy lottery tickets, the headline read.The Fugou County Court in central China's He ...
May 9, 2005, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum

Man finally wins lottery claim from washed-up ticket
A Spaniard has won a six-year court battle to claim the equivalent of about $50,000 US from a winning lottery ticket that went through a washing machine and came out in pieces.The organization running the lottery, the National Organization of Blind Spaniards, had refused to pay out on grounds the pieces might stem from a scam - a bunch of tickets washed intentionally and then snippets put together to look like a ticket with the winning five-digit number.But a Madrid court ruled Thursday that pla ...
Mar 18, 2005, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum

Record lottery winner rushes back to work
Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming $27 million richer because he was too worried about being late for work. When the salesman, who was not identified by WestLotto, arrived on Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop in the industrial Ruhr area he was told last week's 12-euro ticket that he hadn't bothered to check had won the jackpot. The man's reaction left the lottery operator dumbfounded. After he was told he had won the ja ...
Mar 18, 2005, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum

Singapore man wrongfully jailed while claiming lottery jackpot
A Singaporean man who was wrongly detained while collecting a US$1.2 million lottery prize has finally received his winnings after a woman who claimed to be the rightful winner was jailed.A spokesman for the state-linked betting firm Singapore Pools told AFP Tuesday that the 48-year-old winner collected his cheque last week.The Straits Times newspaper reported Tuesday that the man, identified only as Mr. Ho, had been arrested in December while collecting his prize because a woman had informed po ...
Mar 1, 2005, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

World Games officials face probe
Officials of global pyramid lottery scheme face tax evasion chargesA lawyer representing disgruntled investors in the controversial World Games Inc. (WGI) has reported WGI's Norwegian officials to the country's white collar crime unit kokrim.An kokrim official confirmed the federal agency that investigates and persecutes economic crimes in Norway had received the filing from lawyer Olav Sylte.He represents 8 people who are demanding the return of around NOK 1.2 million from WGI officials in No ...
Mar 1, 2005, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum

Long-awaited lottery number comes up
A long-awaited lottery number, whose failure to be drawn in nearly two years was blamed for suicides and other family tragedies, finally made its appearance in Venice in Italy's highly popular lotto game.Frenzy over the number, 53, which was drawn in Venice's lottery Wednesday evening, had driven countless Italians to spend large sums on the biweekly lotteries, convinced, every time, the number would be picked out of the basket.Venice is one of several cities which participate in the lotto, and ...
Feb 10, 2005, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Bangladeshi housemaid wins record Jordan lottery jackpot
A Bangladeshi housemaid was reportedly the sole winner of Jordan's New Year lottery, netting record pre-tax prize money of 350,000 dollars.It was the largest payout in the history of the lottery, which is run by the general union of charitable organisations, the official Petra news agency said.Mohammad Abdel Malek, 57, had been working in Jordan for 23 years, one of tens of thousands of Asians employed in the kingdom on wages of as little as 100 dollars a month.But the lucky winner will have to ...
Jan 6, 2005, 2:09 pm - Lottery News forum