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Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl ...
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Court may shut down Mega Millions in California
California Democrats may yet 'reap what they sow', as they started the effort to shut down Mega Millions soon after it started.Mega Millions, the multistate lotto game California joined in June, could be shut down Friday if the Schwarzenegger administration loses its battle to keep the game running.The state-run lottery and an anti-gambling group are set to argue in Sacramento court whether to halt the game as a judge weighs claims by the group and Democratic legislators that voters permitted a ...
Nov 28, 2005, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum

Father, son feud over lottery winnings
Two months ago, a Vietnamese immigrant named Thien Minh Luu said he experienced a stroke of extraordinary good fortune: He bought a $5 lottery scratch ticket at a convenience store in Worcester and won $1 million.But what first appeared to be the quintessential modern American fairy tale has turned into the archetypal American family feud. The 45-year-old manicurist filed a lawsuit, saying his 21-year-old son tricked him into turning over the ticket and then tried to steal the winnings.Luu and h ...
Nov 23, 2005, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

Scientific Games faces criminal investigation
Apparent violations of lobbying laws prompt North Carolina to initiate a probeNorth Carolina Wednesday began a criminal investigation of lottery company Scientific Games and three people who worked this year for the major gaming operator.The N.C. Secretary of State's office, which regulates lobbyists, said it found apparent violations of the lobbying laws by Scientific Games International Inc. and a vice president, Alan Middleton, as well as company consultants Meredith Norris and Kevin Geddin ...
Nov 3, 2005, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum

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