Anti-smoking proponents want to use the lottery to enact more bans
Man calls lottery sales in smoky store 'discrimination'
The Texas Lottery Commission's sale of tickets in stores that allow smoking could be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the attorney general's office said.
Lewisville resident Billy Williams complained to the commission in 2006 that he had an asthma attack after buying a ticket at a smoky store. He said his rights were violated because the store allowed smoking.
After Billy J. Williams drove to a salvage yard 100 ...
Nov 12, 2007, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee couple accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets
A Maryville, Tennessee, couple is out on bond after being accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets.
Linda Dillow, 59, and Charles Dillow, 50, are accused of stealing from the Easy Way Exxon in Maryville, where both worked.
The owner noticed a discrepancy on the books with regard to the number of lottery tickets that had left the story. The owner watched the store's surveillance video to get a better idea of what was going on.
Police say the video showed Linda Dillow stealing $ ...
Oct 16, 2007, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon waitress gets four years in lottery heist
A 33-year-old Beaverton, Oregon, waitress was sentenced to four years in prison today for robbing a lottery outlet and hitting the clerk over the head with a whiskey bottle.
Angela Marie Kotoff pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery. As part of a plea deal, the case was removed from Measure 11 sentencing and charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon were dropped.
According to police reports, Kotoff went to Dotty's Deli at 12266 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road in Tigard after s ...
Sep 26, 2007, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags
For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride
In the fall of 2006, David Lee Edwards and his wife, Shawna, decorated their front door for Halloween. But if trick-or-treaters made it to the couple's home, a storage unit in Riviera Beach, no plastic ghost was as scary as what they'd have found inside: two pale, withered junkies from Kentucky living amid dirty clothes, rotting food, and their own filth.
And these were lottery winners.
Today, with David on what could be ...
Aug 22, 2007, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Local Iowa police report surge in lottery scam letters
At least three Marshalltown, Iowa, residents have been targeted by a bogus check scam in the last two weeks, according to Marshalltown Police Chief Lon Walker.
A resident last week and two this week each received letters from companies in Canada saying they had won hundreds of thousands of dollars in a contest or lottery, along with a check to help cover anticipated taxes.
But then the letter asks its winners to pay the couple thousand dollars in taxes out of their own pocket before rece ...
Aug 12, 2007, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Couple nearly victims of lottery scam
A Francestown, New Hampshire, couple already living on the edge came close to financial ruin after almost getting sucked into what authorities suspect was a foreign lottery scam.
We thought the check was our answer to a lot of prayers, said Susan Gadwah, who received notice through the mail last week she was a $450,000 winner in a Canadian lottery, along with a check for $4,700 to cover non-Canadian residency tax deducted from her winnings.
When she went to a Goffstown branch of Bank o ...
Jul 30, 2007, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Winner's Lucky Day Turns into One Heck of a Mess
The lure of quick cash from someone else's winning lottery ticket now has three women facing some serious charges, after their alleged plan proved to be very unlucky.
Imagine you just found out you won $25,000 in the lottery. You get a receipt but in your haste, you actually leave the ticket at the store. And when you got back, it is gone. Well, that is just what happened to a 24-year-old Tina-Marie Ware from Rensselaer. She kept looking and looking and finally, needed the State Police to ...
Jul 18, 2007, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery scams hard to resist for some
What if you got home today and found a letter in your mailbox telling you that you won thousands of dollars in a Canadian lottery?
It sounds like great news, but it's actually a scam that's costing Americans millions of dollars every year.
Too Good To Be True
This is the scam we get the most calls and e-mails about. And it's very convincing because the letter comes with a check that looks real.
So a Pennsylvania TV news crew went to Canada to find out how the scam works and where you ...
Jun 27, 2007, 10:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Police foil alleged plot to kidnap lottery winners
Police in Montreal say they've foiled a bizarre extortion and murder plot apparently aimed at a couple who pocketed a $27 million lottery jackpot last month.
An 18-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested Monday afternoon in a Montreal neighbourhood and arraigned yesterday for conspiracy to abduct, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges.
Edwin Scarlotte Mata Lima, who arrived in Canada four months ago, is alleged to have planned the murder of Zenovij Pacholuk and Dolores Coffey, winner ...
Jun 20, 2007, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Fake lottery ticket costs New Mexico man $25,000
A Las Cruces, New Mexico, man was conned out of $25,000 by two men who claimed to have a winning lottery ticket.
The men were selling the winning ticket because they were unable to claim the cash prize as a result of not being in the United States legally.
The 80-year-old victim stated he was approached by the two men Friday, June 8, outside the Wal-Mart on Walton Blvd.
The suspects allegedly talked the victim into withdrawing $25,000 from his bank account in exchange for a lottery ti ...
Jun 13, 2007, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum