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Jamaica Lottery Recovers
Supreme Ventures Ltd., Jamaica's sole lottery company, has seen a substantial recovery in its business since the Government decided to lift the tax it had imposed on winnings last year.The company is also looking forward to expanding its business over the next 12 months and this will include the introduction of a third daily Cash Pot draw, a Caribbean Pin Ball Lotto and several new instant win games, better known as Scratchers.Bryan George, president of Supreme Ventures who made the announcement ...
Jun 30, 2004, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum

Bahamas debates starting national lottery
Chairman of the Gaming Board, Kenyatta Gibson, MP, announced to parliament last week that the Gaming Board is currently reviewing the feasibility of The Bahamas introducing a national lottery. To assist in the decision-making process, the Gaming Board has undertaken a comprehensive study on various authorised lotteries throughout the world and the current status of illegal gambling in The Bahamas.While some persons feel that it can be harmful, others believe that if properly controlled, a nation ...
Jun 29, 2004, 2:47 pm - Lottery News forum

Thief's 1000s of stolen lottery tickets nearly all losers
A man arrested for stealing 4,400 lottery tickets suffered the double ignominy of winning only a trifling sum from the stolen stubs, Metropolitan Police Department officers said Tuesday.Yoshihiko Akao, 31, a company employee from Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture, was arrested for robbery after he allegedly pilfered 4,400 unused lottery tickets from a sales outlet in Tokyo.Instead of the billions of yen he dreamed of, however, the tickets Akao spent all night checking to see how much he'd won were la ...
May 25, 2004, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum

Spain's prince weds, wins lottery too
As if having a fairytale wedding was not enough luck for one day, Spain's Prince Felipe, 36, and new wife Princess Letizia, 31, hit the jackpot yesterday with a lottery ticket given to them as a wedding present, state radio reported.The happy couple who wed in a glittering ceremony attended by the world's royalty yesterday won 12,000 euros (about $20,000) on a ticket given to them by a Barcelona pensioner, National Spanish Radio said.The retired employee of state television where Letizia Ortiz w ...
May 24, 2004, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum

Australian Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night
For a Sydney grandfather, it was third time lucky and second time and first.The 60-year-old bought three tickets at three separate stores all with the same numbers for a Saturday night Lotto draw and was among 20 winning tickets for the top prize, lottery officials said Monday.The three tickets scooped a total of 494,326.44 Australian dollars (US$346,028). Had he only bought one ticket as he originally planned he only would have won A$183,083.86.The winner, whose identity was not released, bough ...
May 10, 2004, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum

War Dampens Indiana's Hope of International Lottery
Indiana's hopes of joining an international lottery -- boasting prizes as big as $500 million -- have become a casualty of war.Indiana was one of about 30 states and several foreign nations jockeying to organize the international game, which was expected to begin this year with one drawing each week.But talks of the game have stalled because several European nations have withdrawn, citing concerns about U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, Hoosier Lottery Director Jack Ross said. They felt they cou ...
Apr 6, 2004, 4:00 am - Lottery News forum

GTECH is in play in Brazil
Analysts don't think a political scandal will hurt the company's chances of continuing to run the country's lotteryA top Brazilian government official allegedly told two GTECH Holdings Corp. employees in 2003 that they could have a lottery contract extension.All they needed to do, said Waldomiro Diniz, the former deputy head of parliamentary affairs, was hire a consultant for between $4 million and about $6 million, according to Brazilian newspaper reports based on the employees' testimony.A lot ...
Mar 26, 2004, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner tells of lost millions
A former ambulance driver in St. Albans who scooped 6m on the UK National Lottery lost his fortune after his new life turned into a nightmare.Tom Papworth, 46, moved to Spain after his 1995 win, but says he was taken in by conmen, swindled, framed, and jailed for cocaine possession.He told BBC's Newsnight programme this week that while he languished in jail for crimes he didn't commit, his new friends emptied his bank account and sold his plush apartment.Mr Papworth claims the man behind the ...
Mar 23, 2004, 4:43 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner wasn't sure he wanted $11 million
A German lottery winner who scooped a jackpot of more than 6 million (US$11 million) didn't claim it for ten weeks as he wasn't sure he wanted the money.The clerk from Dortmund, who wishes to remain anonymous, was the only player to tip the six correct numbers in the January 3 draw, entitling him to 6,360,000.However, nearly three months passed before the lucky winner presented himself to WestLotto with his winning ticket saying he had taken time out so he could think things over .The company ...
Mar 19, 2004, 4:38 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery fund attacked over grant to anti-deportation campaigners
MPs have launched a scathing attack on the UK national lottery distribution fund that supports charities and community groups after an inquiry into a grant made to an anti-deportation campaign.The 340,000 grant awarded to the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns by the Community Fund in 2002 sparked a furious onslaught on the lottery cash distributor by the Daily Mail. An earlier 191,000 grant made to the NCADC in 1998 had passed unnoticed.The second grant also prompted interventio ...
Mar 2, 2004, 1:07 pm - Lottery News forum