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Scammer who conned UK National Lottery of £2.5 million given more time to repay funds
Man who forged winning ticket has yet to pay back a single cent By Kate Northrop A con artist who scammed the UK National Lottery of 2.5 million (US$3.06 million) by forging a winning ticket has been handed a wider window to pay back the funds he owes. Edward Putman, 56, who is also a convicted rapist, was given three months to pay back 939,782.44 (US$1,149,405.61) at a crime hearing in January. After failing to meet his obligation, he should have had to serve six more years in pri ...
Jun 20, 2022, 12:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery pool goes to court after man with losing ticket demands share of $63.3 million prize
Lottery player insists he has a winning ticket By Kate Northrop What started as a feel-good story for a lottery pool is turning sour after a man with a losing ticket claims the group owes him more than $260,000 (US$182,013) from a $63.3 million (US$44.3 million) Australian Powerball prize. Some might remember the 250 member Facebook group named Goldfields, let's pay our mortgages that won a share of the $126 million (US$91.3 million) Powerball jackpot in the Australian Lottery in F ...
May 9, 2022, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum

Canadian man sues 16 friends for share of $1 million lottery prize despite not paying for ticket
By Kate Northrop A Canadian pizza delivery driver is lawyering up against his 16 friends who won a $1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize, saying that he is owed a portion of the money despite not paying for the winning Lotto Max ticket. Philip Tsotsos of Windsor, Ontario claims he deserves a $70,000 share of the $1 million prize his 16 friends split last summer in a Maxmillion Lotto Max drawing, accusing the group of stealing his dreams. Last June, a lottery group consisting of 16 ...
May 4, 2022, 12:18 pm - Lottery News forum

UK man says £6.5 million lottery prize was stolen by retailer clerk
Camelot refuses payout, player seeks legal action against National Lottery By Kate Northrop A lottery player is prepared to take legal action against the UK National Lottery after Camelot refused him a 6.5 million (US$8.5 million) payout, saying that the prize had already been claimed. One UK veteran was taken by surprise when Camelot, the current operator of the National Lottery, told him they wouldn't pay out the same prize twice, leading him to believe that a retailer clerk stol ...
Apr 8, 2022, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Camelot to sue UK Gambling Commission over lottery operator selection process
Current National Lottery operator claims they were duped in scoring system By Kate Northrop Camelot Group, who currently holds the license to operate the UK National Lottery, has announced that it is filing suit against the Gambling Commission for allegedly botching the final scoring during the selection process for the Lottery's next license holder. This week, Camelot will launch a legal battle against the UK Gambling Commission following claims that it broke the law in choosing t ...
Mar 29, 2022, 6:26 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania woman sues online slots company after being refused jackpot payout
More than a dozen other players with similar complaints By Kate Northrop A Pennsylvania slots player filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an online slots game after it refused to pay out a $100,000 jackpot caused by a bug. More than a dozen other players lodged similar complaints against the same company, claiming that they won far more than what the company was willing to pay out, New Jersey regulators say. Lisa Piluso, of Yardley, a Pennsylvania town near the New Jers ...
Nov 17, 2021, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

Eddie Tipton claims he was pressured to plead guilty in lottery rigging scandal
Convicted lottery scammer looking to reverse sentence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton is trying to reverse is 25-year prison sentence upon claiming that he was pressured to plead guilty in court four years ago. In 2017, Eddie Tipton was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect the jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief als ...
Nov 14, 2021, 5:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Former fiancé sues $188 million Powerball jackpot winner
By Kate Northrop The ex-fianc of a North Carolina Powerball winner is suing her for allegedly giving away over a million dollars' worth of property he claims were gifts given to him by her. Lamarr McDow, the former fianc of $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes, filed a lawsuit against her after she reportedly gave away his gifts consisting of cars, clothes, and miscellaneous property that totaled over $1.4 million in value. Holmes lived with her then-boyfriend McDow at the time of ...
Feb 16, 2021, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum

New Hampshire wins appeal; Wire Act does not apply to lotteries
By Kate Northrop The New Hampshire Lottery has prevailed against the US Department of Justice when a federal court ruled Wednesday that the Wire Act does not apply to lotteries, cementing the legality of participating in the state lottery over the Internet. In August of 2019, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a notice of appeal following the decision by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to find in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery in the long-awaite ...
Jan 24, 2021, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum

Australian woman sues lottery after losing a seven-year-old ticket she claims is a winner
I'm not a lunatic. I'm fighting to be listened to. By Kate Northrop An Australian woman is suing The Lott for $2 million (US$1.55 million) after she supposedly lost a winning lottery ticket for a drawing that took place seven years ago, proving just why it is so important that players hang onto and keep track of their physical tickets. Kathy Jasmine Rado, 59, of Cairns is pulling out all the stops to try and get The Lott to pay out the $2 million prize that she is claiming she won. Sh ...
Jan 12, 2021, 5:11 pm - Lottery News forum

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