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Lottery winner jailed for 5 months
A lottery winner who scooped a 9.7m (US$18 million) jackpot was yesterday jailed for five months after breaching a drugs testing and treatment order.Michael Carroll, 21, of Downham Market, Norfolk, failed to comply with a 12-month testing order which was imposed in March after he had admitted possession of various drugs.He was told by Swaffham magistrates yesterday that he would have to serve the sentence because he had failed to turn up for testing twice a week. The court heard Carroll had onl ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Lotto winner is held in shooting
The youngest Lotto jackpot winner ever in Colorado is behind bars and faces a charge of attempted murder after Longmont police said he shot another man in the head over the weekend.Kevin Sutton, 26, was arrested after a shooting at his home late Saturday, said Longmont police Cmdr. Craig Earhart. The man he allegedly shot, Cristobal Lopez, 40, was treated and released; the bullet pierced his scalp at the temple. It never penetrated the skull, Earhart said. He was lucky. Lopez on Tuesday said h ...
Jun 30, 2004, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum

Ex-lottery manager sues Penn. officials
A former Republican state House candidate from Bethlehem is claiming that Democratic state officials violated her rights by firing her from the Pennsylvania Lottery for political reasons.Pamela Opp, who was the lottery's Lehigh Valley manager, is suing state officials, alleging that they violated her rights to freedom of speech and association by replacing her with a Democrat.Her replacement, Craig Rogan, supported Democrat Ed Rendell for governor, according to her federal lawsuit, and he previo ...
Jun 30, 2004, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum

Florida store clerks charged with lottery ticket thefts
Two former Deltona, Florida convenience store clerks face charges they stole more than $134,000 in lottery tickets and winnings while working the register at a Hess station.Cynthia Galliher, 48, was charged with organized fraud and Amanda Peterson, 17, faces one count each of scheme to defraud and grand theft.Investigators say the two would steal scratch-off lottery tickets while working at the Doyle Road store.Galliher of Cocoa is serving 22 years probation for a fraud and embezzlement case in ...
Jun 15, 2004, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery Swindler To Appear In Court
Woman Allegedly Presents Forged Winning Ticket For $17 Million PrizeA Houston woman accused of trying to swindle the Texas Lottery Commission out of millions of dollars will head to court Tuesday.Eva Medina Peralta was charged with presenting a forged lottery ticket in an attempt to cash in on a $17 million prize.Investigators with the lottery commission and the Harris County District Attorney's Officer said Medina presented the ticket last December.Peralta now faces two felony counts of lottery ...
Jun 1, 2004, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum

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