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Lottery fight brewing in Massachusetts
Once the Blackstone man won more than $3,000 in a week. Another time, he scored about $20,000 on a winning lottery ticket.But the one time he hit the $1 million jackpot, he said, he accidentally threw away his fortune.Now he wants to collect his riches and has hired a lawyer to wrench the winning ticket away from the 82-year-old Blackstone resident who said he found it in the garbage last week. He's pretty emotionally upset, said Dan Doyle, a Blackstone lawyer representing the buyer of the tick ...
Oct 18, 2005, 6:57 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Winner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes
A big lottery winner from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been ordered to serve six months of home confinement for failing to report his windfall to state tax collectors.It's part of a three-year suspended sentence for Faegh Ansari-Jaberi. The state attorney general's office said Ansari-Jaberi, 57, failed to file state tax returns between 2000 and 2002.Ansari-Jaberi admitted to having received more than $158,000 in lottery winnings between 2000 and 2002 none of which he reported to the state.Additi ...
Oct 6, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum

Former Texas Lottery Director is Bush's Pick for Supreme Court
Harriet Miers proved to be a tough, no-nonsense administrator during her five years heading the Texas Lottery Commission, firing two executive directors to stamp out scandal but leaving unexpectedly amid lagging sales and player interest.President Bush tapped Miers on Monday for the Supreme Court, a nomination that prompted closer scrutiny of Miers' years in Texas as a private attorney, a member of the Dallas City Council and chairwoman of the three-member commission that oversees the state's lo ...
Oct 3, 2005, 3:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Company That Claimed to Sell Winning Lottery Numbers Will Pay Refund
A Buffalo, N.Y., company that told consumers they could buy winning lottery numbers will issue full refunds to Missouri residents and will cease to do business in Missouri under a court-approved agreement with Attorney General Jay Nixon.An assurance of voluntary compliance filed in Cole County Circuit Court orders Multi-Plays of America Inc. to cease contacting Missouri consumers by any means, and to provide a full refund to any Missouri consumer who contacts the company and requests one. The co ...
Sep 21, 2005, 11:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Anti-lottery group considers legal challenge to N.C. Lottery
There might yet be a legal fight over the new North Carolina lottery.A spokesman for Citizens United Against the Lottery, a coalition formed to fight its creation, said Monday that the group is weighing a lawsuit challenging how the lottery was approved. It's in distinct consideration, said Bob Rosser, a spokesman for the group, whose board includes former legislator Chuck Neely, former UNC system presidents Bill Friday and C.D. Spangler Jr., and Capitol Broadcasting Co. chief Jim Goodmon. We ...
Sep 20, 2005, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum

B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. They've asked for more time, Jim Lightbody, the corporation's vice-president of gaming, said Monday. We're not certain why. Nine workers at an A W fast-food restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they're the only rightful claimants to the prize from the Aug. 13 draw.But four others have come forward to demand a share of the jackpot, sa ...
Aug 30, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win
A group of Vancouver fast food workers who are feuding over who should get a cut of a $14.5-million lottery win have been given until the end of the week to settle their dispute or face a judge.A senior official with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that eight women and a man who work at the A W burger restaurant in Mission, B.C., will definitely get a share of the prize from Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw.The question is whether two other women who work at the restaurant ar ...
Aug 25, 2005, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum

Drug dealer must forfeit lottery jackpot
Texas man wins $5.5 million in a lottery, but must give it back after drug dealing conviction.A Mexican citizen must forfeit about $2.75 million in Texas lottery winnings because of his drug-trafficking conviction, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday.Jose Luis Betancourt, 52, was arrested after making a cocaine delivery shortly after accepting $5.5 million for having the winning ticket in the December 11, 2002, lottery drawing, according to court documents.A jury convicted Betancourt, who ...
Aug 18, 2005, 4:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery increases funds for security
People wouldn't play the Hoosier Lottery if they didn't think they could win.That's why the William C. Foreman case is so troubling for those who run the state's lottery.For months, officials have been trying to repair the damage done when Foreman, a former lottery investigator, was accused in November of obtaining insider information to help friends get a $1 million scratch-off ticket. Prosecutors say he had his friends buy every ticket in a store where he knew there was a winner.Lottery offici ...
Jul 29, 2005, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Disabled players sue Virginia Lottery
Roger Winborne thought he was in luck recently when he found a winning $3 lottery ticket while walking his dog.So he drove around Salem trying to find a convenience store where he could redeem the scratch-off ticket.Winborne's luck ran out when he discovered that at least three stores in the area did not have a handicap-accessible parking space or access ramp.Winborne, 51, and three other disabled Virginians filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Virginia Lottery for allowing such businesses to s ...
Jul 27, 2005, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum