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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

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 Post member turns up the heat on the Hoosier Lottery
Is the Indiana Lottery vulnerable to inside tampering? By Kevin Leininger Fort Wayne News Sentinel You'd think Jim Grimes would be happy. After all, the retired Noble County engineer, whose concerns about the integrity of the Hoosier Lottery were the subject of a column in June 2004, helped spark an investigation that led to three indictments in an alleged million-dollar scam. But, if anything, Grimes is even more frustrated than he was when we first talked nearly two years ago - even ...
Jan 31, 2006, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Papers provide details on N.C. Lottery lobby
Meredith Norris, former top political aide to North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black, urged him to call Gov. Mike Easley and push for a lottery-legislation change suggested by a lottery company executive during last year's General Assembly session, documents released Thursday show.Black said he never made the call. Months later, state officials began investigating Norris, the executive and the company, Scientific Games, for possible lobbying law violations.The documents were among 2,100 pages Bl ...
Jan 20, 2006, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery forced to reveal harassment records
Records made public yesterday by a Nashville judge indicated that sexual harassment led to the firing of Steve Adams, the former No. 2 official at the Tennessee Lottery.Before the decision in the lawsuit brought by The NashvillePost.com, the nature of the workplace harassment was unclear. The document, a Jan. 5 letter that Adams received, confirmed the reason for his termination as the lottery's chief administrative officer. We can't operate in an environment where our employees or vendors are a ...
Jan 19, 2006, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum

Ousted Tenn. Lottery official got high marks on job evaluation
A high-ranking Tennessee Lottery official forced out of his position amid allegations of workplace harassment received high marks on his job performance and a merit-based raise, according to lottery records.Former chief administrative officer Steve Adams received a 4 percent salary increase in October 2004 for his job performance, which was described as exceptional and consistently outstanding, according to lottery personnel records released late Wednesday afternoon.Adams also met or exceede ...
Jan 12, 2006, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum

Online newspaper sues Tenn. Lottery for records access
An online newspaper filed suit Monday against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to demand records associated with a harassment investigation.NashvillePost.com cited the state's open records law in seeking all documents pertaining to an internal investigation that led to the forced departure of Steve Adams as the lottery's chief administrative officer.Lottery officials have refused requests from several news organizations for details or records in the case, citing attorney-client privilege.At ...
Jan 10, 2006, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery officials give no details on harassment allegations
Tennessee Lottery officials aren't sharing documents and other details about former state treasurer Steve Adams stepping down as the lottery's chief administrative officer following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.Lottery spokeswoman Kym Gerlock refused Friday to give any details of the allegations, which were investigated internally by the Tennessee Lottery general counsel. She cited attorney-client privilege and an interest in protecting the identities of the employee ...
Jan 9, 2006, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum