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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

Judge rules lottery cash split properly
Divorce case diminishes returnsAfter the Texas-sized taxes, a month-long trial, and some hefty legal bills, a $20 million Texas Lotto jackpot that is part of a local divorce case is shrinking.But whatever the amount, Circuit Court Judge Robert Childers ruled Tuesday that there was no conspiracy by Cordova, Tennessee resident Larry Stack and co-worker Christine Fellows to hide the money from his wife, Rosemarie Fair Stack.Phase two of the lawsuit, the divorce itself, is scheduled for October. Wit ...
Jul 20, 2005, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Calif. Lottery uses trick as Dems continue undermining Mega Millions
The California Lottery admitted Monday they used a state official, who misrepresented herself as a freelance reporter, as an operative in the legal battle over constitutionality of the multistate Mega Millions game in California.In other developments, lawmakers indicated they may reject confirmation of Lottery Commission appointees who voted for the game and disclosed they are planning to unveil a bill today to make Mega Millions legal here, despite the lottery's claim it has not broken the law. ...
Jul 12, 2005, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana lottery sales decline has officials probing illegal games
The Hoosier Lottery, faced with slumping profits, is struggling to get more people to play ticket games in a world of electronic gambling.In the budget year just ended, lottery officials expect to see about a 5 percent decline in profits, which reached $199 million last year, according to W. Edward Benton, the lottery's chief financial officer.So what's eating into ticket sales? Smaller Powerball jackpots, for one thing, something Hoosier Lottery officials can't control.The approximately 22,00 ...
Jul 11, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Judge Rejects Men's Claim To $100K Lottery Prize
Two Indiana men who claim they are the true winners of a $100,000 lottery ticket someone else found in the trash couldn't persuade a judge that they deserved the cash.Administrative Law Judge Gregg Henry agreed Friday with the Hoosier Lottery's decision to deny the claim of Ronald Vinson and Ronald Douglas, who bought Hold 'Em Poker scratch-off tickets at a Shelbyville caf .The decision was not much of a surprise, considering the pair's less-than-persuasive testimony at a May hearing.When Vinson ...
Jul 11, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Calif. Democrat criticizes lottery's 'weak case'
The state lottery said Thursday it would continue selling Mega Millions tickets as it fights an anti-gambling group's lawsuit that seeks an immediate shutdown on the grounds the multi-state game is unconstitutional in California.But a state senator said an uphill legal battle ultimately could cost schools hundreds of millions of dollars and permanently damage the lottery's reputation. The lottery is going into court with a fairly weak case, said state Sen. Dean Florez, a Bakersfield-area Democr ...
Jul 8, 2005, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Deceased lottery winner's kids finally get their inheritance
The children of an illiterate Massachusetts man who became an overnight lottery millionaire will get to share in their inheritance, thanks to a judge who has seen to it their high-rolling cousin's luck has run out.Before his death from heart disease on Jan. 22, 2001, at age 42, Rusty Thompson, who had two daughters by an ex-wife and a son by a fiancee, asked his nephew, Rocky Jace, to make sure his two families were taken care of with the windfall from the Instant Millions scratch ticket he had ...
Jul 8, 2005, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Anti-lottery group sues to end Mega Millions in California
The California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction to shut down the state's two-week-old Mega Millions multistate lotto.The coalition will formally notified the California State Lottery of the action Wednesday, and then publicly announced it in a press release [see below], the group's attorneys from the Sacramento and Woodland Hills areas told Lottery Post.The coalition, represented by Sacramento-area attorney Fred Jones and Woodland Hills busines ...
Jul 8, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

Man sues Mass. Lottery for $1 million prize mistake
The odds of hitting a Caesars Palace instant game ticket for $1 million are one in 3,024,000. But when John Falvey thought he'd beaten the odds, he discovered instead he'd been jilted by Lady Luck.Now Falvey, a Rhode Island resident formerly of Swansea, Mass., wants his day in court.He filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit this week against the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission and State Treasurer Tim Cahill seeking the $1 million he was denied because of his purported misinterpretation of how ...
Jul 1, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Anti-lottery group will file lawsuit against Mega Millions in Calif.
The California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion will file a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court within two weeks seeking an injunction to shut down the state's Mega Millions multistate lotto as unconstitutional, it said Thursday.If successful in the lawsuit, it could cost the California Lottery plenty. Possible lawsuits by the other 11 states in the game, lost startup costs, a dent in the lottery's sales-fostering integrity and other fallout could total tens of millions of dollars.Adopting ...
Jun 24, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum