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Court: Ex-Husband Can Share Lottery Jackpot
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Monday that the ex-husband of a $7 million lottery winner deserves to share her fortune.The high court's 5-0 ruling upheld a lower court order that Pamela Noyes-Dombrowski pay Eugene M. Dombrowski alimony after the dissolution of their nearly 14-year marriage.In 1992, after years of spending a few dollars each week playing the lottery, despite opposition from her husband, Noyes-Dombrowski hit the jackpot for $7 million. She opted to receive the winnings in ann ...
Mar 22, 2005, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum

Elderly man, claiming he was cheated of lottery prize, wins settlement
An elderly man who claims he was swindled out of a winning lottery ticket has won a court settlement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.But under the terms of the agreement, Bob Edmonds isn't allowed to discuss the details. Edmonds spent years fighting the lawsuit against the OLGC, alleging he was robbed of the $250,000 he won with an Encore ticket, validated at Coby Variety in July 2001.He had already settled a suit with Phyllis and Scott LaPlante - the prize claimants and owners of the C ...
Mar 18, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

NY Lottery continues Quick Draw investigation
The New York State Lottery isn't tipping its hand about its ongoing Quick Draw investigation.Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Mauer told NewsWatch50 the investigation is still underway and there is no timetable for completion.Two Watertown taverns - The Speak Easy and Keglers - had their Quick Draw games suspended while the investigation is underway. Same for a couple of Quick Draw vendors in the downstate region which Mauer refused to identify.The investigation was sparked by a series of Watertown ...
Mar 10, 2005, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum

Colorado Lottery employees accused of taking gifts won't face charges
The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against Colorado Division of Lottery employees accused of improperly accepting gifts from vendors between 1999 and 2003.The decision following an investigation was revealed in a 21-page report issued by former District Attorney Jim Peters on Jan. 10 and obtained Tuesday by Denver's KCNC-Channel 4.The report focused on several lottery commissioners and employees, including former director Mark Zamarripa who resigned in November ...
Mar 10, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery trial sheds lights on OLGC miscues
An 81-year-old Canadian man, a cancer survivor, is suing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC), saying it refused to properly investigate a retailer who allegedly cheated him out of a $250,000 winning Encore ticket.Despite feeling cheated by the store owners, Robert Edmonds settled his civil suit against them in January. While he was originally asking for $250,000 the value of the winning ticket and $500,000 in punitive damages, Edmonds settled for $150,000 because he'd heard they ha ...
Mar 8, 2005, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum

World Games officials face probe
Officials of global pyramid lottery scheme face tax evasion chargesA lawyer representing disgruntled investors in the controversial World Games Inc. (WGI) has reported WGI's Norwegian officials to the country's white collar crime unit kokrim.An kokrim official confirmed the federal agency that investigates and persecutes economic crimes in Norway had received the filing from lawyer Olav Sylte.He represents 8 people who are demanding the return of around NOK 1.2 million from WGI officials in No ...
Mar 1, 2005, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum

Florida Lotto winner sued — again
Robert Swofford Jr. had $35 million in Florida Lotto winnings, and his soon-to-be ex-wife wanted a piece of it.Swofford solved that problem, but now he's got another one: The ex-wife's sister wants a cut, too, and she's taking him to court to get it.The way Mary Lackey sees it, she deserves part of the money every bit as much as her sister Ann did. And some folks might agree she has a point. Swofford fathered children by both women in 1993. Mary Lackey says she wants the money for her daughter.O ...
Feb 28, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Men who threw away $100,000 scratch ticket now seek prize
Two men who say they bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and threw it away are seeking the $100,000 prize a woman claimed after she plucked it from a cafe's trash can.The men -- Ron Douglas of Waldron and Ron Vinson of Shelbyville, Indiana -- have hired a lawyer who said he sent a formal request to Hoosier Lottery officials for a $100,000 payment.Attorney Lee McNeely said he also talked about the situation with Ellen Corcella, the lottery's security director. The letter that I forwarded to them ...
Feb 25, 2005, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum

Jackpot runner-up says lottery officials reneged on settlement offer
A 57-year-old Fayetteville, Tenn., man who sued the Tennessee Lottery after its first, and to date only, $1 million drawing last summer said he feels doubly cheated after a series of talks with lottery officials left him with no settlement agreement.Dennis Perry, who won the $10,000 third-place prize, claimed in his lawsuit that mistakes during the drawing may have cost him the top prize.The rules for the June 26 drawing at Opry Mills stated that the three contestants would randomly pick an enve ...
Jan 20, 2005, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Jury rules lottery pool members entitled to share Mega Millions prize
Only six Ohio postal workers sued Stephen Kyle for a piece of a $175,000 winning lottery ticket.But all 20 lottery-pool members -- including Kyle -- will share the jackpot evenly after a jury ruled Tuesday that Kyle was wrong to keep the money for himself, cutting his colleagues out of their fair shares.If all 20 stake a claim, each will be eligible to receive $8,750, before taxes. Three of the pool members who testified on Kyle's behalf during the two-day trial in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas C ...
Jan 20, 2005, 4:21 pm - Lottery News forum