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Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned
Lawsuit could delay games, lawmaker saysQuestions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.State Attorney General Paul Summers was asked yesterday to examine the question of whether Tennessee and Georgia can strike a ''strategic alliance'' under terms of the law that created the lottery this spring.The request came from state Sen. David Fowle ...
Aug 14, 2003, 4:00 am - Lottery News forum

Judge rules $25 million lottery ticket belongs to couple
A New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday that a $25 million Mega Millions lottery ticket belongs to the couple that presented the ticket to lottery officials.Superior Court Judge Marguerite T. Simon rejected the claim by a group of hospital workers who asserted that the winning Mega Millions ticket really belonged to them.The decision came after days of conflicting testimony from Cornell and Teri Davis of Englewood, and laboratory technicians from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, who are part of ...
Aug 13, 2003, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum

Lawsuit has a pull-tab lottery plan on hold
A new Michigan instant lottery game planned for bars this fall is mired in a court fight over whether it is legal and is unfair competition to charities that sell similar pull-tab games.The dispute threatens to unravel half of a lottery plan that Gov. Jennifer Granholm said would add $50 million a year to the cash-hungry state budget.A lawsuit has temporarily blocked the new pull-tab lottery game, charging that it would violate state lottery laws. The new state game was supposed to be available ...
Aug 13, 2003, 3:42 am - Lottery News forum

Six indicted in numbers racket
Six people were charged yesterday in what authorities say is a massive gambling network that grossed millions of dollars a year in Northeast Ohio.A federal grand jury indicted reputed East Side numbers kingpin Virgil Ogletree, 81, of Beachwood, and his longtime friends and associates Eunice Bonton, Melvin Murray, Noah Hutchinson Sr., Andrew Freeman and Mary Stover. All are charged with running an illegal gambling business, while Ogletree, Hutchinson and Bonton also are charged with tax violation ...
Aug 13, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum

$25 million lottery ticket before judge
A Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule today on who owns a disputed Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $25 million.Judge Marguerite T. Simon will decide whether to award the winning Mega Millions ticket to a Bergen County couple or to a crew of 20 Englewood hospital workers.Simon said she will issue a ruling at 1:30 p.m. today.Cornell and Teri Davis of Englewood presented the winning ticket to New Jersey lottery officials March 17. They are regular customers at Circle Food Market, where the ...
Aug 13, 2003, 3:26 am - Lottery News forum

As lottery trial ends, foes see liars everywhere
A court battle over a $25 million lottery jackpot concluded yesterday with stinging accusations of betrayal and dishonesty.Teri and Cornell Davis, the Englewood couple who claim they won the March 15 New Jersey Lottery Big Game Mega Millions lottery, are either conspiring liars or the victims of a group of greedy, mean-spirited hospital workers suing them for the cash, depending on which side one believes.Closing arguments were delivered yesterday in the six-day, non-jury trial after the final w ...
Aug 12, 2003, 5:25 am - Lottery News forum

Judge to decide ownership of $25 million lottery ticket
A Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on who owns a disputed lottery ticket worth $25 million. Judge Marguerite T. Simon will decide whether to award the winning Mega Millions ticket to a Bergen County couple or to a crew of 20 Englewood hospital workers. She said she will issue a ruling at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Record of Bergen County reported for Tuesday's editions. Both parties claim the ticket is rightfully theirs. The judge has heard days of conflicting testimony. Cornell ...
Aug 12, 2003, 5:23 am - Lottery News forum

Police think Whittaker was drugged
Officer says club management trying 'to mislead' investigatorsThe Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says it believes Powerball multimillionaire Jack Whittaker was drugged inside a Cross Lanes strip club when someone broke into his car and snatched a briefcase containing more than $545,000. It was strong enough he didn't get to his Lincoln Navigator for several hours, and when he called 911 he still sounded groggy, Chief Deputy Phil Morris said today.Morris said the management of the Pink Pony ...
Aug 8, 2003, 2:49 am - Lottery News forum

Club Manager, Girlfriend Accused of Stealing Powerball Winner's Money
The manager of a strip club and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday for allegedly drugging a Powerball jackpot winner and stealing $545,000 of the winner's money. Authorities said Jeffrey Caplinger and Misty Arnold drugged Jack Whittaker with an unidentified substance Monday night before Caplinger took the money from Whittaker's vehicle as it idled outside the club, the Pink Pony. Caplinger and Arnold are accused of hatching the alleged scheme after Arnold saw the multimillionaire retrie ...
Aug 8, 2003, 2:46 am - Lottery News forum

Court Orders City To Return Couple’s Tax On Lottery Winnings
Ohios highest court says one Northeast Ohio city cant tax lottery winnings under its current law.The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 7-0 Wednesday in favor of a Euclid couple that was ordered to pay $102,000 after winning $3.5 million in the Ohio Lottery in 1998. The court says the money is not taxable because it does not fit the definition of taxable income under Euclid city law.The citys ordinance defines taxable income as wages, salaries and other compensation paid by an employer and-or the net prof ...
Aug 7, 2003, 4:10 am - Lottery News forum