Bad dad accused of stealing lottery tickets with son
A Port Orange, Florida, father and son accused of stealing $300 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets from a convenience store didn't have much luck, Volusia sheriff's investigators said.
Robert Carbonell, 54, and his son, Robert Carbonell Jr., 28, were caught on Saturday after video surveillance at the store showed the older Carbonell coming back to the store to cash in a $90-winning ticket, arrest reports state.
The father was being held Monday on $19,000 bail and the was locked up withou ...
Jan 26, 2016, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky NJ man wins third major lottery prize
The start of the New Year appears to be a lucky time for Mike Ducker.
In the last week of December 2013, the year he started playing the lottery, he won $20,000 on a 20X Cash scratch-off ticket. Then just a couple weeks later, in January 2014, he claimed another $20,000 playing the same game.
But those cash prizes pale in comparison to the $200,000 he recently won playing the $500 Frenzy game. On Tuesday, Carole Hedinger, executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, presented Ducker, a Br ...
Jan 20, 2016, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
WATCH: Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets
Includes video report
Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store.
Police said the 61-year-old monk was at a Sunoco gas station store on South Broad Street buying lottery tickets from a machine on Jan. 3 when an unidentified black male snatched $350 in cash from the monk's hands and ran out of the door.
The monk is then seen on video chasing the man into the gas station pa ...
Jan 12, 2016, 11:05 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa man denied $100,000 lottery win because he's underage
A Des Moines, Iowa, man is facing a charge of underage gambling after he collected a $100,000 Iowa Lottery prize this summer.
Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer says 20-year-old Jobie Boals-Watters brought the winning Mega Crossword instant scratch game ticket to lottery headquarters in Clive on July 30.
At the time, he provided us with information and everything seemed to be on the up and up and the prize was claimed, Neubauer said.
While it's illegal for someone under 21 to purc ...
Dec 24, 2015, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Florida lottery winner accused of grand theft
The man who claimed a half-million dollar Florida Lottery prize a few days ago was determining Friday how much money he would need to post bail after police took him into custody on a warrant.
Giovanni Sanchez, 27, of the 1600 block of Southeast Tiffany Club Place, Port St. Lucie, was charged Friday afternoon with grand theft, three counts of trafficking in stolen property and three counts of giving false information to a pawnbroker. He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail Friday afterno ...
Dec 12, 2015, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Cape Cod fisherman reels in $10M lottery prize
Includes video report
William Chopper Young Jr., a shellfisherman and champion oyster shucker, has won the $10 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery's $10,000,000 Mega Fortune instant game.
Young opted to receive the cash option on his prize and collected a one-time payment of $6,500,000 (before taxes), according to an official statement from lottery officials today announcing the win. He plans on using his winnings to help his family and invest, the statement said.
Dec 9, 2015, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado homeless man wins $500,000 in lottery
A Colorado man who had been homeless for more than six years finally got a little bit of luck Friday when he won $500,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Michael Engfors, 60, was born and raised in Aspen. After struggling with alcoholism, losing his business, and getting a divorce, he has been homeless for more than six years.
Michael has seen a bottom that has pushed him right to the edge, Jeremy Kowalis with the Aspen Homeless Shelter said. But Michael never gave up. He knew that if he ...
Dec 8, 2015, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Faulty $50 Wisonsin lottery ticket causing a flap
Celeste Davis is haunted by a scratch-off lottery ticket.
I played Joker's Wild, and now the joke is on me, she sighed.
The Milwaukee woman spent $5 on a ticket that appears to be a $50 winner. So we're not talking about a lot of money here.
But the ticket never paid out, despite extraordinary efforts by Wisconsin Lottery staff to validate it.
It's just a mystery. We tried to re-create her ticket so we could pay her, lottery communications director Stephanie Marquis said.
We be ...
Dec 4, 2015, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. man wins $10M lottery prize right after winning $1K
Just moments after winning $1,000 on a California Lottery scratch-off ticket, a Modesto man learned that he was the winner of a $10 million prize.
Rodney Meadows was out running errands Nov. 23 when he decided to pick up some $30 California Lottery 30th anniversary scratchers tickets from the Fast Mart at 3955 Coffee Road in Modesto, according to lottery officials.
Meadows won $1,000 on the first ticket he bought, so he decided to let it ride.
[Meadows] scratched $1,000 and he came ba ...
Dec 2, 2015, 9:04 am - Lottery News forum
Brooklyn man wins court battle to collect entire $10K lottery prize that he won in 2007
It took a while and a decision by the state's highest court but a 69-year-old Vietnam vet from Brooklyn, New York, can finally enjoy all his 2007 lottery winnings.
The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that state officials were wrong to claim half of Walter Carver's $10,000 lottery jackpot as a reimbursement for public assistance benefits he received years before he bought the winning ticket.
We are thrilled, said Carver's attorney Susan Antos. This has been a long battle.
Because Carve ...
Nov 24, 2015, 12:37 pm - Lottery News forum