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Thailand gambling tycoon gets 6 years in jail for rigging the lottery
Five men including Klom Bang Kruai, a gambling tycoon from Nonthaburi, have been sentenced to six years in jail for rigging the lottery in Thailand.The Criminal Court found Somtrakul Jomkrathok, Kittichart Kulpradit, Narong Unpaet alias Klom Bang Kruai, a lottery bookmaker in Nonthaburi, Suriyan Duangkaew, and Pichai Thep-arak, a tycoon from Lop Buri, together with other suspects still at large rigged lottery results of the Government Lottery Office and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural ...
Dec 30, 2004, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum

GTECH lands 5-year deal with Finland lottery
Lottery systems operator Gtech Holdings Corp. reported Monday that it signed a five year deal with the Finnish national lottery.Veikkaus Oy, the operator of the Finnish national lottery, awarded the contract to Gtech to replace the country's existing lottery system with new software and terminals as well as provide ongoing services for the systems. The contract has automatic provisions for two, two-year extensions which would extend the contract until 2013.The company expects to generate $38 mil ...
Dec 21, 2004, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum

Two win biggest lottery jackpot ever in Germany
Two people from the western German state of North Rhine-Westfalia got the winning numbers to share the biggest lottery jackpot ever in Germany - 26.7 million (US$35.5 million), lottery officials announced.The drawing on Wednesday finally broke the jackpot which had been accumulating in the twice-a-week lotto ever since the last big win on November 20, the Brandenburg state lottery company said in Potsdam.With the jackpot growing steadily over the past few weeks and publicity about it mounting, ...
Dec 17, 2004, 3:17 pm - Lottery News forum

South Africa has become hotbed of lottery fraud
South Africa has become a criminal base for 419 international lottery fraudsters attempting to defraud people from around the world by sending unsolicited emails of false winning notices.This was revealed by Uthingo Management Corporate Services Director Dawid Muller at the World Lottery Association Convention and Trade Show, which is taking place at the International Convention Centre in Durban this week.Muller also released a list of lottery scam organisations that have been attempting to defr ...
Nov 16, 2004, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery gift wins mechanic thousands
A Portuguese car mechanic who was given a lottery ticket as a tip after earlier refusing to buy it, has scooped a 50,000 (US$63,045) jackpot, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.Lottery salesman Jose Macedo tried to sell the 5 (US$6.30) winning ticket to Artur Luis but ended up giving it to the mechanic to show his appreciation for the small amount charged to fix his car.When the numbers on the national lottery ticket were drawn Monday, the mechanic won the 50,000 first prize. It was an e ...
Oct 21, 2004, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum

First Nigeria On-Line Lottery Makes Debut
The first national on-line lottery game, Lotto Nigeria, has been launched.Established on April 30, 2004, with a 30 year national lottery license granted by the Federal government, NSL Lotteries Management Company Limited (NSL LMC) a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Sports Lotteries Limited will operate the lottery.While unveiling the game recently at Oceanview Restaurant, Ikoyi Lagos State, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Rick Wagner, said with the technical support of Tat ...
Oct 1, 2004, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Teenager Shoplifts Winning Lottery Ticket
A Swedish teenager who shoplifted a winning lottery ticket that could be worth as much as $1 million has discovered the truth in that old adage 'crime doesn't pay'.The 15-year-old boy stole the scrape-off lottery ticket from a grocery store outside the northeastern Swedish town of Oernskoeldsvik last week, local media reported Tuesday.When he went home and scraped the ticket, he discovered it contained a winning combination worth as much as $1 million.Store manager Patrik Nygren, however, recogn ...
Sep 1, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum

SEC Investigating Gtech in Brazil
Gtech Holdings Corp. said Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission opened a formal investigation into the lottery operator's dealings in Brazil.The SEC previously issued an informal request for documents from Gtech, as part of its investigation into public corruption matters in Brazil. Gtech said regulators told the company that the new order is a routine action, unrelated to any recent developments, that is intended to give the SEC adequate investigatory powers if needed.Gtech said ...
Jul 29, 2004, 1:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Mystery lottery winner donates winning ticket
Officials in western Japan are marvelling at the generosity of a mystery philanthropist who donated a $1.8 million lottery ticket to help victims of recent torrential rainstorms.In an extremely rare display of charity, a winning lottery ticket good for a 200 million yen grand prize was mailed to the governor of Fukui prefecture on Friday with a note saying it was intended as a donation for rain victims. I am sending a lottery ticket that is blessed with luck hoping that it will be of some help t ...
Jul 26, 2004, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

Questions surround replacement of Mexico lottery director
The director of Mexico's National Lottery, Laura Valdes, was replaced Tuesday amid accusations that the agency may have favored some private charities, rather than passing money through normal governmental channels.Valdes will be replaced by Tomas Ruiz Gonzalez, a congressman for the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party who also once served as Mexico's assistant treasury secretary.President Vicente Fox thanked Valdes for her work at the lottery, but did not specify why she was being r ...
Jul 14, 2004, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum