Lottery wranglings could delay new D.C. scratch-off tickets for months
It could be many months before D.C. lottery players see their usual array of new tickets for sale, with a contract controversy that has depleted the D.C. Lottery's supply of scratch-off tickets and has cost the District government hundreds of thousands of dollars showing no sign of ending soon.
The latest delay comes after city financial officials moved to cancel the most recent solicitation for a new lottery vendor in December, saying the lone respondent's price was too high. The decision co ...
Jan 2, 2014, 9:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Man found $1M lottery ticket while raking leaves
It was a lucky '13 for five $1 million New York lottery winners.
The newly flush quintet came forward Friday to collect its winnings, with the checks expected to arrive just in time for 2014, state lottery officials said.
Three hailed from New York City and two from Long Island, and all took a lump sum payout after taxes.
The winners included Long Island landscaper Marvin Rosales-Martinez, who found the answer to his fiscal prayers was blowing in the wind.
The 27-year-old Hicksville ...
Dec 27, 2013, 9:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Police issued lotto tickets during Christmas traffic stops
Motorists caught speeding to grandma's house in Melbourne, Florida, were greeted with a bittersweet Christmas Day surprise as officers doled out warnings and tickets alongside scratch-off lottery games.
The unique move was an added touch Melbourne police officers wanted to put on the normally quiet holiday traffic.
By 1 p.m. Christmas Day, more than 30 scratch-off game tickets were handed out to speeders and other traffic violators in a bid to spread holiday cheer while keeping the roads s ...
Dec 26, 2013, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery to offer online 'scratch-off' tickets
As expected, critics are outraged, supporters hopeful
Forget that drive to a convenience store for a scratch-off lottery ticket.
The Minnesota State Lottery soon will give consumers the same chance at a jackpot from the comfort of home, allowing them to scratch off tickets with a mouse and a cursor, not a coin.
Undeterred by earlier criticisms, lottery official are making a bold play to reach the next generation of lottery players by going beyond its current Powerball-like games online ...
Dec 23, 2013, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Widow and daughter will split estate of poisoned $1 million lotto winner
The estate of a Chicago man who was poisoned to death right after he won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket will be split between his widow and his daughter from a previous marriage, ending a fight in court.
The settlement was confirmed Thursday by a lawyer for the widow. The widow and daughter agreed not to sue each other for wrongful death unless a criminal investigation yields new information.
A medical examiner ruled in March that the lottery winner, Urooj Khan, was killed by c ...
Dec 13, 2013, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery tickets accidentally shipped to man's house
A metro Atlanta man opened up a box with a gift he ordered on the Internet to find a treasure of scratch-off lottery tickets.
Darryl Bufford told a local reporter that a UPS box arrived this week with a gift he bought from Macy's.
Bufford set the package aside for a few days and opened it when he noticed some of the tape had been pulled loose.
Inside Bufford found eight stacks of unopened scratch-off lottery tickets.
My first thought was, 'Merry Christmas, Bufford said.
The Georg ...
Dec 8, 2013, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket, cops say
A Long Island deli owner and his son were charged Saturday with scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket.
Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man who doesn't speak English bought the ticket Thursday at the Peninsula Deli Grocery in Hempstead.
The man scratched off his card, saw that he was a winner and handed it to 26-year-old Karim Jaghab to get his winnings, police said.
The ticket was worth $1 million, but Jaghab gave the man $1,000 in cash and kept the ticket, polic ...
Nov 23, 2013, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana man takes home third major lottery win
Claimed $1 million prize Thursday
Roger Douglas is, in a word, lucky.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, man took his third trip to the Hoosier Lottery claims office Thursday, this time to turn in the grand-prize winning ticket for the Million Dollar Holiday Scratch-off.
Douglas has previously won two other major lottery prizes: In 2001, he won $250,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Polar Express Scratch-off, and in 2006, he won $25,000 on a holiday raffle game.
The odds are so against winning in the ...
Nov 22, 2013, 7:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Minn. Lottery's e-tickets unnerve some lawmakers
State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery's gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.
Lottery officials testified Wednesday before the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee about the broadening sales platforms. Director Ed Van Petten says customers will soon be able to purchase popular scratch-off tickets via the Internet. The Lottery also plans to expand sales of ...
Oct 30, 2013, 6:33 pm - Lottery News forum
'Miracle' lottery win to let man visit gravely ill nephew, 7
Conrad Selle's sister in France called Sunday with bad news: If he wants to see his 7-year-old nephew, who is losing a hard-fought battle with leukemia, he should come now.
It was weighing on my heart, said the computer systems analyst who still is recovering from being out of work until March. I had no way to pay for it.
Then, that night, he won $10,000 in the lottery.
Thanks to what he said must be a providential thing, Selle and his son, Lucas, 15, will leave Monday for Paris. Beyo ...
Oct 14, 2013, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum