Ownership of $1M winning lottery ticket in question
The $1 million winning ticket from Saturday night's draw was presented to Idaho Lottery officials for payment Tuesday, but the prize has not been paid out yet.
Lottery officials authenticated the ticket as being the winner and are in possession of the ticket. However, the ownership of the ticket is still in question.
We are working toward a swift conclusion regarding this matter, said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. We will have a resolution by the end of the week.
Mar 15, 2007, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Atlantic Lottery retailers win 10 times more often than customers
Canadian store owners are collecting major lottery wins ten times as often as they should, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
Information sent out to media Wednesday showed retailers in the Atlantic Provinces had collected 37 wins worth $25,000 or more in the period from Jan. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2006. Analysis from Universite de Moncton statistician Jacques Allard said the 2688 retail owners, who do play lottery at 1.76 times the rate of the average person, should have been expect ...
Mar 15, 2007, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaica police officers arrested in lottery scam crackdown
Operation Kingfish says it is now targeting several police personnel who are involved in the deadly Jamaica lottery scam operating out of Montego Bay, St. James.
(See Operation Kingfish Netting Big and Operation Kingfish Achieving Major Objective below.)
The head of the high-profile unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, told The Gleaner yesterday that investigators were preparing to make further arrests in the case.
This follows a number of raids on Thursday that nett ...
Feb 19, 2007, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Police grab millionaire teenager suspected in lottery scam
Jamaica police investigating an international sweepstakes and lottery scam, were last night interrogating a 19-year-old St James woman to determine how she came to have $1 million in cash in her possession.
After news of the police operation spread, the question on the lips of Montegonians was where did such a young woman get so much money.
The woman, Sheneika Headley gave her address as Westgate Hills, an upscale residential district near this north coast tourist resort city. The police w ...
Feb 19, 2007, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
New lawsuit claims Indiana Lottery did not award all prizes
Man who spent $40,000 on lottery sues to get money back; lawsuit claims Hoosier Lottery overstated number, amount of prizes in 'Cash Blast' game
Two men filed a lawsuit Friday against the Hoosier Lottery, seeking class-action status as a result of the lottery's admitted misrepresentation of the number and amount of prizes available in a scratch-off game.
Jeff Frazer, Carmel, and Jeff Koehlinger, Auburn, seek reimbursement in the lawsuit filed in Marion County for the losses they incurred w ...
Jan 6, 2007, 9:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery delays payouts to 'insider' winners
Christmas came four days early but seven weeks late for a trio of insider lottery winners from a small town northeast of Peterborough, Ontario, who faced a lengthy investigation before receiving their big payout.
When we went in, we expected to get a cheque just like everyone else does, then they popped the bubble and said, 'Sorry, you're going to have to wait,' said Al Breedon, one of the winners of the $1-million prize.
He and his wife, Linda Smith, and friend Linette Dynes purchas ...
Dec 29, 2006, 11:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Investigation to probe who wins B.C. Lottery prizes
Follows similar investigations of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Atlantic Lottery Corporation
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is welcoming an investigation by the provincial ombudsman into the number of insider wins and ticket-selling practices.
Trust is paramount, lottery corporation spokesman Paul Smith said. We think this is a good opportunity for third-party reassurance to the public.
B.C. Ombudsman Kim Carter announced the investigation yesterday, saying t ...
Dec 20, 2006, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery retailers win major prizes more than public
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said this morning it's not worried that ticket retailers win prizes of more than $10,000 six times more often than the rest of the players.
There have been four confirmed cases of retailer misconduct over the last two years, with three involving ticket sellers misleading ticket holders about how much or whether they had won.
Some ticket buyers say they have considered that possibility before.
One man says if the lottery retailer has the ...
Dec 14, 2006, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery players advised to be cautious
It's not just about whether you win or lose, but how you play the game, especially when that game is the lottery.
People buying tickets for Wednesday night's $36 million Lotto 649 draw the fourth largest Canadian jackpot in the lottery's history have been advised to take precautions to avoid being cheated in the wake of reports that retailers may be lying about whether tickets are winners or not.
The scandal arose several weeks ago when it was alleged that too many ticket sellers were ...
Nov 9, 2006, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery to be investigated
The Ontario Ombudsman will investigate allegations about insiders winning a disproportionate number of lotteries to restore public trust in the province's lottery corporation.
Andr Marin said yesterday that allegations that more than 200 ticket retailers or clerks have won prizes of more than $50,000 in the past seven years have cast a large shadow over the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and brought into question its actions.
He said he had received few complaints from lottery-tic ...
Oct 27, 2006, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum