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Massachusetts store clerk steals player's winning scratch-off ticket worth $1,000
Retailer worker cheats winner of half her prize By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts player reached out to the Massachusetts Lottery for help after allegedly being swindled of half her prize on a winning scratch-off ticket by a store clerk. After winning a decent prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket, Amelia Smith said she was ripped off by the clerk at the Roslindale Food Mart when he crumpled the validation slip and cheated her of $500. Smith visited the retailer on Washington St ...
Jul 20, 2021, 12:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida man steals lottery tickets, returns in a different outfit for more
Thief presses his luck twice Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Florida man committed two thefts within the same night, stealing scratch-off lottery tickets out of a case and returning to the convenience store for more in a different outfit. A thief thought he was being crafty when he stole from the same store twice in two separate outfits. On Monday, surveillance video footage inside a Gulf Coast convenience store in Fort Myers captured an unnamed man entering the building ...
Jun 17, 2021, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores
Convenience stores worry about the Lottery moving closer to digital sales channels By Kate Northrop Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs. Camelot Group has run the National Lottery for nearly three decades. Now that the contract is up for renewal, local retailers worry that a new operator would mainly prioritize online sales and push out s ...
Jun 7, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts family returns winning scratch-off worth $1 million to customer who threw it out
Lottery player made richer after a selfless act of kindness By Kate Northrop A woman almost lost out on a million dollars after throwing away a lottery ticket that she thought was a loser, but a family made a selfless decision to return the ticket to her when they discovered it was worth much more than she thought. The Shah family, who runs the Lucky Stop liquor store on College Highway in Southwick, Massachusetts, had a regular customer hand back a $30 Diamond Millions scratch-off tick ...
May 24, 2021, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts man visits two lottery retailers to win $10 million
Closed store leads player to a luckier one By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts lottery player visited a gas station to play the lottery but upon finding that it was closed instead went elsewhere to win a $10.04 million Megabucks Doubler jackpot. Stephen Pereira of Fairhaven originally intended to buy a Megabucks Doubler ticket at a nearby gas station, but the retailer was not open for business. Some lottery players with a go-to store might call it bad luck, but for Pereira, this might have ...
Mar 25, 2021, 2:57 pm - Lottery News forum

South Carolina store owner who sold $1.5 billion Mega Millions ticket is arrested
Retailer re-enters the spotlight after skirting thousands in tax evasion By Kate Northrop The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) announced on Saturday that the store owner who sold the winning ticket for the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in 2018 has been arrested and charged with five counts of tax evasion. Chirag Jayanti Patel, 49, was found to have underreported $2.04 million in sales while operating KCP, Inc. under the KC Mart convenience store business in Greenville ...
Mar 15, 2021, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum

New Jersey Lottery ticket sales temporarily unavailable
Lottery is halting ticket purchases during morning hours tomorrow By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery today announced that ticket sales for all draw games will be temporarily suspended Friday, Feb. 26. The Lottery will be applying an upgrade to its wagering system used for purchasing draw-based Lottery games. Players will not be able to buy tickets for those games between 12:01 am and approximately 10:00 am Friday. However, midday drawings for Pick 3 and Pick 4 will not be interr ...
Feb 25, 2021, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama residents cross state lines in droves to play lottery as jackpots soar
Possibility of state lottery remains in limbo as residents pressure lawmakers By Kate Northrop The jackpots for multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball are at record highs this week, and Alabama residents are doing all they can to join in on the fun while they wait endlessly for an approval of a state-run lottery of their own. Alabama is one of five U.S. states that does not yet have its own state lottery. Locals are flustered with the hassle of having to drive to one of four bord ...
Jan 18, 2021, 5:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery courier service pioneers online sales model in Texas
Massive multi-state jackpots fuel surge in online ticket sales By Kate Northrop Lottery courier service theLotter is changing the way people in the state of Texas are buying lottery tickets, and two multi-state mega jackpots combined with pandemic-driven online sales are proving to be the perfect storm. As 2021 kicks off with two multi-state lottery jackpots swelling over $1 billion combined, players are buying up their tickets in a frenzy any which way. Online ticket sales are surging ...
Jan 14, 2021, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum

UK raises legal age to play the National Lottery from 16 to 18
Law change goes into effect next year as the government reviews the lottery and gaming industry By Kate Northrop Starting next year, 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be able to play the National Lottery. In a move to curb the potential development of harmful gambling habits in a rapidly evolving digital age, the UK government announced that they will be raising the legal age to play the lottery to 18. Following a review of gambling laws launched by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, th ...
Dec 8, 2020, 3:12 pm - Lottery News forum

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