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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

Lottery Cheats Ruin Players' Chances
When it comes to the lottery, there are lots of games, and we all know they're games of chance. When we play, we expect a fair chance. But that's not always the case. Eyewitness News learned your odds of winning were hurt at times - sometimes by thieves stealing entire cases of lottery tickets and other times by the very people selling you the tickets.Drew Lowe was a clerk at a Brownsburg Shell Station until he was caught doing something the lottery calls fishing - when an employee literally ...
May 23, 2005, 9:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Store owner accused of stealing lottery ticket
On Monday morning last week, Elizabeth Gelarderes did exactly what she always does, stop in at Richdale Food Store on her way to work for a regular coffee and a lottery ticket. The self-described ''lottery addict scrawled onto a ''Cash Winfall ticket the birth dates of her two children, something she's been doing for at least 10 years.The next day, she brought the ticket in to see if she'd won. The store's owner, Patrick Simboli, 45, allegedly took the ticket, checked it, and told her that she ...
May 20, 2005, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Theft of lottery tickets wins Michigan man trip to jail
A Michigan man arrested in late May for the burglary of the Lake Nepessing Road Party Store and theft of lottery tickets has won a trip to prison.Gerald Werth, 41, of Flint was sentenced to 18 months to 10 years in prison Monday by Lapeer Circuit Judge Nick O. Holowka.Werth was on parole for previous burglary convictions when he broke through the back wall of the store, 434 Lake Nepessing Road, and left with liquor, cigarettes and lottery tickets.He was arrested after detectives tracked him thro ...
May 18, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum

$4 million lottery scratch ticket stolen from store
Selling a $4 million scratch ticket at the Hilltop Package Store in Wareham could have brought instant fortune to a lucky customer and a cool $40,000 commission to the store's owner, Paul Hurley.But the Hold'Em Poker lottery ticket was among hundreds stolen two weeks ago from the Hilltop and other stores in town.Wareham police have arrested a teenager who allegedly gave the unscratched winning ticket to a friend, who tried to cash it at another store, Hurley said.''It's like getting robbed twice ...
May 2, 2005, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum