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Florida man steals lottery tickets, returns in a different outfit for more
Thief presses his luck twice Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Florida man committed two thefts within the same night, stealing scratch-off lottery tickets out of a case and returning to the convenience store for more in a different outfit. A thief thought he was being crafty when he stole from the same store twice in two separate outfits. On Monday, surveillance video footage inside a Gulf Coast convenience store in Fort Myers captured an unnamed man entering the building ...
Jun 17, 2021, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Thief steals handbag with winning €125,000 lottery ticket inside
Caught after making a big purchase By Kate Northrop A thief who stole a purse with a winning lottery ticket worth 125,000 (US$152,000) inside has finally been caught after he used the money to buy a house. On May 31, the Guardia Civil, law enforcement in Spain, arrested an unnamed 52-year-old man at the house he bought in Valencia with the winnings he stole. The theft took place on Dec. 19, 2020. Video surveillance footage in a restaurant shows the man walking past a woman seated at ...
Jun 14, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ man admits running illegal "Pick 6" lottery, evades $65,000 in taxes
Illegal gambling business took in $250,000 By Kate Northrop A man from Ocean County, New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal lottery on Tuesday after having drawn in $250,000 in cash proceeds from the scheme. Edward O'Neill, 54, of Beachwood appeared before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti via videoconference and pleaded guilty to charges against him, including one count of managing an illegal gambling business and one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Acco ...
Apr 22, 2021, 2:55 pm - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery raises minimum age to play the lottery to 18
By Kate Northrop In an effort to reduce problem gambling, the National Lottery will be raising the minimum age to play the lottery in the UK from 16 to 18 on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2021. Figures show that over 200,000 16- and 17-year-olds regularly play the lottery or buy scratch-off tickets. This week, they will no longer have access to both online and retail Lottery products in a bid to reduce problem gambling among teens. We're committed to protecting young people from gambling-related ha ...
Apr 19, 2021, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania man arrested after using scissors and glue to make winning lottery tickets
The cut-and-paste con was caught By Kate Northrop Police arrested and jailed a Pennsylvania man on Tuesday after he was caught altering scratch-off lottery tickets to look like winners using scissors and a glue stick. Craig Marshall Stout, 45, of Jeannette tried cashing in his DIY lottery tickets at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Fosterville Road in Hempfield but failed to get away with it this time. His cut-and-paste methods had initially worked. Stout brought in three other fake t ...
Apr 7, 2021, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa man accused of lottery fraud for cashing ticket on friend's behalf
Friend of lottery winner pleads not guilty By Kate Northrop An associate of a lottery winner pleaded not guilty to lottery fraud after being accused of falsely cashing in a $50,000 winning scratch-off ticket. The Fort Dodge man was charged with one count of lottery fraud, a Class D felony classified as forgery or theft of a ticket, for turning in a winning lottery ticket that reportedly did not belong to him. Skyler Sturgis Hay, 29, allegedly committed the offense in 2018 when he vis ...
Mar 31, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Britain's youngest lottery winner banned from driving after drug-fueled car crash
Callie Rogers scuffled with officers while high on cocaine By Kate Northrop A lottery winner infamous for frittering away her 1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drugs, partying, and luxury items was recently involved in a car crash and a police chase that resulted in the loss of her license. Callie Rogers, who was 16 when she matched all six numbers to become Britain's youngest lottery winner, is infamous for blowing through all of her winnings on expensive properties, plastic surger ...
Mar 29, 2021, 6:13 pm - Lottery News forum

South Carolina store owner who sold $1.5 billion Mega Millions ticket is arrested
Retailer re-enters the spotlight after skirting thousands in tax evasion By Kate Northrop The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) announced on Saturday that the store owner who sold the winning ticket for the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in 2018 has been arrested and charged with five counts of tax evasion. Chirag Jayanti Patel, 49, was found to have underreported $2.04 million in sales while operating KCP, Inc. under the KC Mart convenience store business in Greenville ...
Mar 15, 2021, 4:11 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

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