Windsor mother, daughter face $3.5M lottery fraud charge
The Ontario Provincial Police arrested a Windsor, Ont., woman and her daughter on Wednesday on charges of stealing her husband's winning multimillion-dollar lottery ticket.
The police began their investigation when Bobbi-Jo Arnold, 39, attempted to claim the $3.5 million prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on April 4.
Her mother Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and other family members accompanied her to the OLGC's Toronto office.
Shortly after the two made the claim, Moore's ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him.
Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket.
To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit
A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation strongly recommends signing the ticket.
We very strongly recommend players sign the ticket at the time they buy the ticket, said Don Pister, a commission spokesman. Do it when you purchase the ticket. Don't wait until you know it's won a prize.
An 81-year-old Windsor man is suing his 59-year-old wife, claiming she stole his winning ti ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize
An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April.
The suit filed by Gerald Moore alleges Patricia Moore took the ticket from his bedroom night table and gave it to her daughter from a previous marriage to cash, the Windsor Star reported.
Interviewed by the newspaper, Moore, 59, denied all the claims. I didn't do anything wrong, my hand to almighty God, she said.
The Ontario Provincial Police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Ottawan wins $2.5M in lottery
Carolyn Tweede has become Ottawa's latest millionaire after winning $2.5 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.
After buying a ticket every week, for quite a few years, the longtime Ottawa resident said she discovered Monday that she had finally got a winning ticket, her first win ever.
Mrs. Tweede, 62, said there will be no major lifestyle changes for her and her husband.
We're just gonna help our kids and invest it, she said.
We'll maybe take a trip or two, she laughed.
Sep 19, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
2 tickets to split $45.1M Lotto 6/49 jackpot
A ticket sold in northern Ontario and one sold in Qu bec will split the $45.1 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tied for the second-largest draw in Canada.
Each winning ticket is worth $22,572,856, the provincial gambling agency, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLGC), said in a release Thursday.
The winning numbers were pulled Wednesday night. They are 10, 18, 22, 26, 34, 38 and bonus number 39.
There were 17 second prizes, worth $220,055 each. Ontario players won seven of those, OLGC sai ...
Aug 8, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Critics renew call for lottery inquiry
Critics say a public inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is long overdue after police revealed they had no evidence to charge a former retailer who won 167 prizes worth $1.2 million over a nine-year period.
There is a stink there, New Democrat justice critic Peter Kormos said yesterday, insisting a forensic audit of past winners first promised by lottery officials June 3 and again this week is not enough.
It's not about the one retailer. It's about what has been going on ...
Jul 31, 2008, 9:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Ottawa barber, client share $32M lottery win
Two Ottawa men are splitting a $32 million lottery jackpot after decades of buying tickets together.
It hasn't sunk in yet, one of the winners, Samir Haddad, said Thursday. Today, signing some papers, my hands were shaking. When I look at all the zeroes...
Haddad, 57, and his friend and barber Mike Detorre, 71, were back in Ottawa after taking four limousines and 35 relatives with them to Toronto to pick up their Lotto 6-49 winnings the day before.
Haddad, who installs hardwood floo ...
Jul 7, 2008, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery forced to publicize internal probe into 'insider win'
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has violated the public trust and can't justify hiding documents about its internal probe into a $21.5 million win by a Cambridge convenience store owner, the province's privacy commission has ruled.
The lottery corporation has until May 9 to release documents related to the probe under a Freedom of Information request filed and appealed by the CBC, assistant commissioner Brian Beamish ruled Friday.
The public must remain vigilant. This information is ...
Apr 8, 2008, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery requires winners to sign tickets
On the heels of a similar announcement from the Ontario Lottery, the Iowa Lottery has imposed a new rule aimed at reducing the possibility of retailer fraud.
Starting March 15, 2008, Iowa retailers will only be able to check and cash lottery tickets if they have first been signed by the ticketholder.
The lottery also reinforced that players are responsible for the accuracy of their tickets before leaving the store, and for determining if their ticket is a winner.
Under current rules, re ...
Mar 10, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum