N.Y. Lottery Director To Head Georgia Games
The director of New York's lottery, Margaret DeFrancisco, was chosen Thursday to head Georgia's lottery games.Gov. Sonny Perdue, who announced the appointment, called her a can-do person and expressed confidence she will take our lottery to a new level. The Georgia Lottery Corporation has been without a permanent president and chief executive officer since Rebecca Paul, the founding director, jumped ship in September to run Tennessee's startup games.DeFrancisco, 54, has headed the New York ga ...
Dec 19, 2003, 3:16 am - Lottery News forum
Court deciding legality of NY gambling law
A state appeals court is expected to take about two months to make a ruling into whether the 2001 legislation expanding gambling in New York is legal.Anti-gambling forces argue that several aspects of the law are unconstitutional.The bill provided for video lottery terminals at horse-racing tracks, up to six new Indian casinos and New York's entry into the Mega Millions lottery game.
Dec 18, 2003, 4:10 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner files $6.3 million complaint against stockbroker
A multimillion dollar lottery winner filed a $6.3 million complaint against her stockbroker in Rochester, claiming he lost most of her savings.Shirley Begy of Greece filed a claim for arbitration last month with the National Association of Securities Dealers against financial adviser William Tatro, president of Eagle Steward Limited.The 74-year-old Begy says Tatro went against her direction and invested $3.2 million of her money in high-risk ventures, and moved her money around do he could profi ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:28 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto Wife: He Left Me
The Melville, New York woman who hit a $25 million New York Lotto jackpot in February has spoken publicly for the first time and said that contrary to her estranged husband's claims, she didn't run out on him and it was he who left her.Connie Parker, 74, who has been married to Kenneth Parker, 77, for 16 years, said that before her husband filed for divorce in May, he emptied their safe deposit box, taking their bankbook, her passport, her birth certificate and other legal papers. I am hurt. I a ...
Oct 23, 2003, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum
Luck runs out for N.Y. lottery winners
When members of the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership won $23 million in 1994, they thought their money woes were over for good. But nearly a decade later, the group is battling a formidable foe over its winnings: the Internal Revenue Service. This time, the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership is going to need more than luck -- it'll need a change in federal law in order to win.The dispute is over taxes. Not whether the group should pay them, but how much of its lottery winnings should go to the IRS. And Un ...
Sep 29, 2003, 3:37 am - Lottery News forum
Bad breaks, but then a Lotto luck
Everything that could go wrong seemed to be going wrong for Joan D. Hoffman over Labor Day weekend. First the stove went. Then the hot water tank.So the Williamsville great-grandmother decided to try changing her luck by buying a Lotto Quick Pick ticket Aug. 30 in the Quality supermarket at Sheridan Drive and Delaware Road in the Town of Tonawanda.Not until she saw the winning numbers the next day - 11, 15, 16, 25, 44 and 47 - did she discover she had won one of the largest Lotto jackpots in Wes ...
Sep 6, 2003, 5:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Convenience store owners buy winning ticket from own store
The owners of a Russell, New York convenience store discovered a scratch-off lottery ticket they bought from their own shop a month ago was a $5 million winner.Kenneth Grimshaw said his sister-in-law, Nancy Grimshaw, started scratching off the ticket after she bought it last month, but set it aside on a countertop when she got busy.She didn't completely scratch off the ticket until Thursday morning, he said. The 46-year-old woman and her husband, Kendrick Grimshaw, have been co-owners of the sto ...
Sep 5, 2003, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Supermarket sells another winning lottery ticket
For the second time, the Quality Market in the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda, NY has been told it sold the winning ticket for a major lottery prize. Saturday's $33 million New York Lotto jackpot winner purchased the ticket at the same store that sold a $500,000 winner to an Amherst autoworker in January 2000. No one had come forward to claim Saturday's prize by midmorning Tuesday. This is a very exciting time here, the store's manger, Frank Lignos, said. It's a lucky store. More and more people ...
Sep 2, 2003, 10:16 am - Lottery News forum
Elderly Couple Going to Court Over Million-dollar Lottery Ticket
A Long Island couple married for 16 years recently bought a New York Lottery ticket and won $25 million. Then the divorce papers were filed, and the lottery jackpot is now at the center of a bitter custody battle.Long Island correspondent Lauren DeFranco files this report from Garden City.We're told the wife in the case went to collect the millions at the Claim Center in Garden City. Now the husband's afraid he won't see a penny of it, so he's taking the Mrs. to court.Kenneth Parker, Lottery Win ...
Aug 22, 2003, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum