Trio charged in lottery ticket theft plead not guilty
By Todd Northrop
An Iowa woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all plead not guilty to charges of stealing a winning scratch lottery ticket and working together to attempt to claim the prize.
(See 3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket, Lottery Post, Aug. 5, 2016.)
The boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr., Monday entered his written plea in Buena Vista County District Court to theft of a lottery ticket or share. The Sioux Rapids, Iowa, resident is 26 years old. His trial is set for Sep ...
Aug 16, 2016, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket
An employee at an Iowa lottery retailer is charged with stealing a winning $250,000 instant scratch ticket and working with her boyfriend and mother in a clumsy attempt to claim the prize, investigators said last week.
Prosecutors allege that Casey's general store employee Ashley Bosler, 20, found the winning ticket by scratching off a corner and scanning the bar code that confirmed it was a winner of the game's top prize.
She allegedly hadn't paid for the ticket and was too young to play, ...
Aug 5, 2016, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Thieves target scratch-off lottery tickets in 'snatch-and-grab'
Includes video report
Throughout the Baltimore region police are looking for a man and a woman who have teamed up to steal hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth in Maryland Lottery tickets from area convenience stores.
It happened again recently at a 7-Eleven on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn. The male theft suspect opens the door for his female accomplice and a customer before going into action action captured by the store's multiple security cameras.
Our own system has 16 cameras i ...
Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day
A Cecil County resident won back-to-back Maryland Lottery scratch-offs Thursday, according to officials with the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
The anonymous winner won $11,000 after purchasing two $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-offs from the Stop-N-Go in North East, officials reported.
Unlike other states, under Maryland's lottery regulations, the winner does not have to publicly identify themselves. Lottery officials reported the winner is a 67-year-old Elkton resident.
Lottery officials ...
Jun 7, 2016, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift
A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of 4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break but then went back to finish his shift.
Dedicated Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two 10 scratch cards from a newsagents during a 12-hour shift at Wetherspoons.
He lit a cigarette and scratched the first to win 10 but then the second one revealed he had become a multi-millionaire.
But shocked father-of-two Amadou didn't tell anyone, and went on to work for another f ...
Jun 4, 2016, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years
The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.
Ralph Havis, who owns Beef Burger, won $1 million playing 100X The Cash his third big lottery win in less than two years, and the second in less than a month.
Havis bought the ticket early Tuesday morning and claimed his prize that afternoon. After choosing the lump sum payment of $600,000 and, after federal and state taxes were withheld, Havis received $415,506. He said ...
May 26, 2016, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets
Police identified two New Jersey men who they say were caught on surveillance video stealing lottery tickets and jewelry from a home in Upper Pittsgrove Township last month.
The two suspects, identified as Joshua Robinson, 32, of Deptford, New Jersey and Eric Gilch, 28, of Blackwood, New Jersey broke into a home in Upper Pittsgrove back on April 12, according to investigators. The men encountered the family's dogs and started scouring the home until the homeowner noticed the men on surveillan ...
May 10, 2016, 10:56 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters
A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
Chi Chan arrived in Braintree on Wednesday to redeem his $1,000 winner. On his way out Chan bought a $30 ticket at the vending machine inside lottery headquarters.
A short time after, Chan was at the bank when he scratched the ticket and found he had won $1 million.
On Thursday, Chan retur ...
Apr 29, 2016, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
$1.6 million lottery payout means 'mortgage-burning party' for N.C. man
A Liberty, North Carolina, man says he plans to pay off the mortgage on his home after his Millionaire Bucks win.
Michael Zimmerman, of Liberty, works as an assistant manager at the Ready Mart on North Main Street in Randleman.
According to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, he bought the winning $20 ticket at the store on his day off. He got one ticket and didn't win anything, but said something told him to buy a second one. That one turned out to be the winner.
Apr 26, 2016, 12:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery's new Wheel of Fortune scratch-off game sets sales records
The Florida announced last week that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the newest $5 Scratch-Off game, Wheel of Fortune, exceeded $6.1 million in its first week, setting a record for the highest first week of sales by any game at that price point.
The game also set a record for having the highest single week sales ever for a $5 game, with $7.6 million in sales in its second week, eclipsing the previous record set by $500,000 Gold Rush in 2015 by 10 percent.
Every new game the Florida Lottery r ...
Apr 25, 2016, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum