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Stolen lottery ticket trial underway in Chicago
The trial began Monday for a woman accused of stealing a winning lottery ticket from her co-workers. The Mega Millions prize was worth $178,000. The winning ticket is still missing.There was no violence involved in this case, and the person on trial was actually given at one point the item she is accused of stealing. Nonetheless, this two-year-old lottery controversy has found its way to the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.The 46-year-old wife and mother of two adult daughters sat at the de ...
Dec 13, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Connecticut woman steals lottery winnings from purse
A 40-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut, woman was charged Tuesday with stealing a woman's lottery ticket winnings at Shaw's Supermarket in Fairfield, police said.Ronice Turner, of Han Avenue, is charged with fifth-degree larceny in the October incident.She turned herself in at headquarters after learning there was a warrant for her arrest, police said. She was released on a promise to appear Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.The victim left her purse at Shaw's on Oct. 23, and Turner, a former ...
Dec 2, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum

New Zealand lottery shop shortchanges winner
A New Zealand lottery winner who double-checked his jackpot found he had been shortchanged thousands of dollars by a storeowner.TVNZ reports the owner of a Lotto shop in Kapiti Coast told the man he had won $642 New Zealand ($440 U.S.). It turns out when the lucky winner checked with the Lottery Commission the actual payoff on his $6 ticket was 50 times that amount, or about $20,000 U.S. dollars.The commission said Lotto shops are required to have computer screens visible to customers and to ret ...
Nov 11, 2005, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

Arizona Lottery tracks down real winner after ticket stolen
Arizona Lottery officials have tracked down the owner of a winning $1.4 million lottery ticket authorities said was fleeced by a convenience-store clerk.Officials confirmed that Cuauht moc Jose Luis Casta eda-Y nez of Nogales, Sonora, purchased the Pick winning ticket for the June 25 drawing.It's unclear when Casta eda-Y nez will receive the winnings, but the Attorney General's Office on Thursday submitted a forfeiture order in Maricopa County Superior Court to return the money to him.Authoritie ...
Nov 11, 2005, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Thieves uncover hole in Okla. lottery planning
A flaw in security allowed thieves to steal lottery tickets from an Oklahoma store and redeem them before lottery officials could deactivate the ticket identification codes.The Oklahoma Lottery Commission says it will soon hire security people working beyond the regular hours of the commission office to prevent stolen lottery tickets from being cashed.Last Tuesday thieves robbed a Norman convenience store of its supply of tickets about 5 a.m.. The store owner said she tried to call the commiss ...
Nov 1, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Winning lottery ticket purchased with stolen credit card
A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.Christina Goodenow, 38, of White City in southern Oregon faced numerous theft-related charges, forgery and possession of methamphetamine, said authorities, who searched her home Thursday. The card belonged to a deceased relative, they said.If convicted of any of the charges, Goodenow will not be able to collect prize money from the winning ticket, said polic ...
Oct 28, 2005, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Clerk admits stealing Indiana lottery tickets
A former convenience store clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars' worth of scratch off Hoosier Lottery tickets from two stores she managed.Karen Valentine was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a work release program and ordered by a Vanderburgh County Circuit Court judge to pay $2,500 in restitution.Valentine said she took only $2,000 to $3,000 worth of tickets from the two Busler stores in Evansville where she had worked. However, an outside audit found the combined ticket s ...
Sep 1, 2005, 6:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Yacht Stolen From Co-Winner of Record Big Game Lottery Jackpot
A yacht was stolen from a lottery winner in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, so that the thief could impress his girlfriend.Larry Ross made headlines in 2000 when he became one of two winners of the largest North American lottery jackpot ever. The record $363 million Big Game lottery jackpot still stands today as the largest single lottery jackpot prize. But part of Ross' fortune was stolen from him when his 55-foot Viking yacht turned up missing on Father's Day from Jefferson Beach Marina. I was a ...
Jun 30, 2005, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Store owner who stole customer's winnings stripped of lottery license
A North Andover, Massachusetts, convenience store owner who admitted stealing a customer's winning lottery ticket has been stripped of his license to sell Massachusetts Lottery tickets, a lottery spokeswoman said.Police said Simboli kept the ticket and claimed the prize.Gelarderes reported the incident to police after she realized she'd played the winning numbers.Simboli, who maintains addresses in Beverly and North Andover, pleaded guilty in Lawrence District Court on Tuesday to a charge of lar ...
Jun 29, 2005, 5:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Broke German lottery winner turns to crime
A German man who won more than a million Deutschmarks playing the lottery eight years ago admitted on Monday that he committed a string of burglaries after the cash trickled away.Prosecutors said the father-of-three decided in 2003 to live by theft, and broke into nearly 70 homes, bars and cars in search of cash. He also took jewellery, watches, cameras and even three pairs of deer antlers, and kept them in a room in his basement.Police near Meiningen, 150 kilometres east of Frankfurt, have retu ...
Jun 14, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum