Former Texas Lottery employee investigated for storing personal information at home
Authorities are investigating a former employee of the Texas Lottery Commission who illegally had the personal information of some employees, lottery winners and retailers stored on a home computer.
The criminal investigation, which started about three weeks ago, involves the Texas comptroller's office and the Travis County district attorney's office, lottery spokesman Bobby Heith said.
He declined to give other details, saying he didn't want to jeopardize the investigation. The employee a ...
Sep 12, 2008, 3:18 am - Lottery News forum
Critics renew call for lottery inquiry
Critics say a public inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is long overdue after police revealed they had no evidence to charge a former retailer who won 167 prizes worth $1.2 million over a nine-year period.
There is a stink there, New Democrat justice critic Peter Kormos said yesterday, insisting a forensic audit of past winners first promised by lottery officials June 3 and again this week is not enough.
It's not about the one retailer. It's about what has been going on ...
Jul 31, 2008, 9:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Two men arrested in Russia for running Western-style pyramid scheme
250,000 people defrauded of US$765 million
Two men were arrested in Moscow, Russia, on Monday on charges of setting up a pyramid scheme that defrauded around 250,000 people of 18 billion rubles ($765 million), the Interior Ministry said.
Two organizers of the criminal group have been detained Sokolov and Dzhasybaeva, who operated under the firms names Region-Center, Garant Invest, and Garant Kredit. They have been brought to Tatarstan [in the Volga area] for investigation proceedings, a m ...
Jun 10, 2008, 6:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Two arrested for buying lottery tickets with fake money
New York State Police have charged two men who are on parole in connection with the passage of phony $20 bills for lottery tickets.
Sean Boyle, 21, of Walden, was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree, a felony, and Christopher Zaorski, 36, of Goshen, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
The arrests were the result of a two-month investigation by State Police at Middletown and ...
Jun 4, 2008, 11:30 am - Lottery News forum
4 charged in killing of $250,000 lottery winner in Ohio
Burglars returned again and again to the home of a $250,000 Ohio Lottery winner who had two Jaguars, a Rolex watch and lots of cash. The final intrusion, apparently by different criminals, left the 78-year-old retired stockbroker dead of a gunshot wound.
Police aren't saying if Lee Kost's death last Thursday was related to the Mega Millions prize that he won on Sept. 28. But it was clear burglars focused on his home, hitting the house sometime early in the year, again about March 11 and on Ap ...
May 20, 2008, 11:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Ex-boyfriend charged with killing $5M lottery winner
The world, or at least a small corner of it, was hers a year ago. Doris Murray, mother of four, had won $5 million in the Georgia Lottery on her 41st birthday. She posed for a photograph with big ceremonial check at the Amba Food Store in East Dublin, where she had bought her winning lottery ticket. And, according to a press release from the Georgia Lottery Corp., she declared This is the best birthday ever.
On Monday, Murray was found dead in the same modest block home she had lived in on ...
May 9, 2008, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
Stolen lottery ticket wins suspect a trip to jail
On Tuesday morning, three Orangeburg, South Carolina, police officers stopped a man accused of trying to cash in a stolen lottery ticket at the Corner Pantry store.
The convenience store incident was caught on tape.
I just think he was a dumb crook, explained cashier Wanda Lowden.
He learned a tough lesson being taken down by three police officers after he tried to cash a stolen lottery ticket. And the police officers they just happened to be waiting in line.
Talk about bad t ...
Apr 18, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Man caught stealing from charity lottery
The boss of a charity lottery has been jailed for pocketing thousands of pounds and taking his family on the dream holiday which was supposed to be the grand prize.
Millionaire Leigh Windsor, aged 46, stole $550,000 from two air ambulance charities and picked phantom winners from the phone book after rigging the draws.
He skimmed off the first three months of payments from thousands of customers who joined up because they believed they were supporting charity.
Windsor took his family ...
Apr 8, 2008, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery forced to publicize internal probe into 'insider win'
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has violated the public trust and can't justify hiding documents about its internal probe into a $21.5 million win by a Cambridge convenience store owner, the province's privacy commission has ruled.
The lottery corporation has until May 9 to release documents related to the probe under a Freedom of Information request filed and appealed by the CBC, assistant commissioner Brian Beamish ruled Friday.
The public must remain vigilant. This information is ...
Apr 8, 2008, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum
Man accused of stealing $10,000 lottery ticket from co-workers
Felony theft charges have been filed against the employee of a Collinsville business who pocketed a winning $10,000 ticket from an office lottery pool.
Curtis B. Devore of Collinsville was charged Wednesday with taking possession of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased last month by a group of employees at Bethel-Eckert Enterprises Inc. a grocery supplier for the military and cashing in the ticket.
Devore, 28, basically stole from everyone who would've won the money, said D ...
Mar 6, 2008, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum