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Courts freeze half of $30 million lottery winner's assets
After picking up his $30-million jackpot from the Super 7 lottery last month, Ray Sobeski enjoyed the kind of financial freedom that most Canadians can only dream of: He cancelled his credit cards, bought $28-million worth of GICs, put $640,000 in a cash account, bought a series of airline tickets and wrote substantial cheques to a few close friends.A lifelong car enthusiast, Mr. Sobeski now had the money to buy whatever model he chose. But on May 4, his financial affairs took an unexpected turn ...
May 24, 2004, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum

Winning lottery ticket photocopy upheld in appeal
An Alberta court has upheld a decision ordering the Western Canada Lottery Corp. to award Calgarian Valerie Murphy $100,000 after she lost her winning ticket.According to an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling, Ms. Murphy lost the ticket when her wallet was stolen. She still had a photocopy of the original, but that wasn't good enough for the lottery corporation, which rejected her claim.The lottery corporation admitted the copy of the front side of the ticket was genuine, but argued the two differen ...
May 10, 2004, 6:34 am - Lottery News forum

Law firm cuts lottery bill by 15% after scrutiny
A Nashville law firm has agreed to reduce its $892,000 bill for legal services to the Tennessee lottery by 15 percent, or more than $100,000 legislators said Monday.Sen. Jerry Cooper, D-Morrison, co-chairman of the Fiscal Review Committee, said the reduction came after negotiations between the state attorney general's office, legislators and the law firm of Waller Landsen Dortch Davis, which teams with other law firms under a contract with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.Legislators had b ...
Apr 20, 2004, 7:16 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan authorities break up private lottery, seize $2.2 million
Authorities have seized $2.2 million and broken up a private lottery that they say mimicked the Michigan State Lottery but paid off significantly more money for matching winning numbers.Operating from modest homes in Detroit and nearby Oak Park, the family business appears to have roots going back 30 years, the Wayne County sheriff's department and prosecutor's office announced Friday. Numbers operations have been around for several decades before the lottery, but this is the largest we have ser ...
Apr 9, 2004, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio Woman Guilty in Mega Millions Case
A woman who claimed that she bought and lost a $162 million lottery ticket was found guilty Tuesday of filing a false police report. She was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.Elecia Battle, 40, of Cleveland, reached an agreement with prosecutors that called her to plead no contest to the misdemeanor charge with the understanding that she would be found guilty. She could have gotten six months in jail.Shortly after a Dec. 30 lottery drawing, Battle filed a police ...
Apr 6, 2004, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft
A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.Mary Farrell, 54, is charged in Buena Vista County District Court with one count of first-degree theft. She entered her plea Monday.Farrell had presented a Powerball ticket matching five numbers from the Dec. 31 to claim a $100,000 prize. A group of Albert City, Iowa, residents contacted the Buena Vista Sheriff's Office in January, asking the she ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum

Store owner to appeal jury's lottery decision
A store owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that he pay $1.3 million to a lottery winner who said the owner failed to warn him about a jackpot cap.John Struna regularly bought multiple tickets with the same numbers for the Buckeye 5 game at Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland. In October 2001, he chose the winning combination, which he had played on 52 tickets.The game's prize is $100,000, so Struna thought that amount would be multiplied by 52 for each of his winning tickets, giving him $5.2 ...
Mar 26, 2004, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery player wins case against deceptive store owner
John Struna and his attorney Wednesday beat a legal demon that has vexed consumers for years: The fine print.The result means Struna could be more than $1 million richer, and a convenience store owner who sells Ohio Lottery tickets could be forced out of business.Four nights a week between 1997 and October 2001, Struna stopped at the Convenient Food Mart on East 200th Street in Cleveland, where he purchased between 40 and 55 Buckeye Five tickets from the store's owner, Harry Singh.Singh welcomed ...
Mar 25, 2004, 6:22 am - Lottery News forum

2 charged in theft from Powerball lottery winner
Two men were charged Tuesday with stealing $100,000 from the winner of the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history.Brian Christopher Hillabold and David Michael Fewell, both 20, were jailed on charges of breaking into Jack Whittaker's sport utility vehicle Jan. 17. The vehicle was parked outside Whittaker's home.Authorities began investigating the pair after learning they spent $7,000 to $8,000 on clothing in a department store.The men told police that a third person took the money and ...
Mar 24, 2004, 4:31 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery millionaire admits laundering money for drug dealers
A man who won $6.7 million in the lottery a decade ago was ordered to stay in his house for six months for laundering money for drug dealers.That was the penalty imposed Tuesday on 73-year-old Carlos Rivera, who will be electronically monitored during that time. U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue also fined Rivera $30,000 and placed him on probation for three years after his home confinement is completed.Rivera admitted concealing cash payments he received from convicted drug dealers Victor and H ...
Mar 17, 2004, 11:05 am - Lottery News forum