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Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund
Includes video report Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them. Unless some changes happen and/or lottery ticket sales rise dramatically, the budget office projects the lottery fund that pays for senior programs could come up more than $70 million short in the next fiscal year and the situation worsens in ensuing years. We've been hit by the t ...
Jan 13, 2017, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets
Includes video report Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets. Lottery officials say he got greedy and tried to cash in too many big winning lottery scratch-off tickets at the Tampa Lottery District Office. One major red flag was when he tried to claim a $500 winning scratch-off ticket that hadn't even been scratched. For more than a year, lottery officials believe an employee of a Radiant conveni ...
Jan 6, 2017, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum

Custodian wins $2M scratch-off lottery ticket
Includes video report A high school janitor won 2 million dollars from a scratch-off ticket bought in Gurnee, Illinois. Dave Martinez stopped at a local gas station Nov. 19 where he bought the winning lottery ticket. I started scratching off on the dining room table and thought it was just a hundred thousand at first and then I looked at it again and it said a hundred thousand times twenty and was just mind-boggling, Martinez said. I was jumping up and down and my wife was still ha ...
Dec 8, 2016, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum

Woman receives realistic lottery scam letter, check
Includes video report Something that many people would want to hear is, You've won the lottery! When the information comes from a scammer trying to steal your money, beware. It's no game. With two months left before Christmas, thousands of these letters will likely be mailed. The Federal Trade Commission is warning people to watch out for fake lottery scams involving the fraudulent use of the Mega Millions name or logo. Some of the phony names being used include Mega Millions Mobile Lotter ...
Oct 27, 2016, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery proceeds being misused by Gov.
Includes video report The Pennsylvania Lottery advertises it benefits older Pennsylvanians, every day. But in the last decade, billions of lottery dollars have been diverted, an investigation found. According to the state lottery, 27 cents of every dollar spent on lottery tickets goes into the state lottery fund. The rest pays prizes and lottery administration costs. The point of the lottery program is to have people age at home and maintain their independence, Renee Cunningham of ...
Sep 28, 2016, 12:07 pm - 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

Jamaican lottery scam drives man to suicide
Includes video report An ongoing sinister scam continues to cause some victims to lose their entire life savings from thieves operating from a country and an ocean away. The special Jamaican Organized Crime Task Force is taking on scammers who cost unsuspecting Americans hundreds of millions of dollars each year. They find all the tools of the trade. Cellphones, cash, and lists of phone numbers are used by suspects. Some go as far as driving a nail through their computers to disable the ...
May 24, 2016, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee
Includes video report The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history. The scam was the work of Eddie Tipton, a former security director with the Multi-State Lottery Association. Tipton has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to ten years in prison. But his brother and his old college roommate were recently arrested as the jackpot fixing investigation expanded. Prosecutors in Iowa say sur ...
May 11, 2016, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum

Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time
Includes video report North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months. Gina Short, from Mecklenburg County, claimed her $250,000 All or Nothing prize last Wednesday just months after she snagged $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing, lottery officials said in a statement. We're still in disbelief mode, Short said. Officials said Short, who is currently ...
May 10, 2016, 1:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Leftover lottery tickets turned into stunning living room art
Includes video report More people than ever are trying to rescue, recycle and reinvent, especially on Earth Day. This extreme example uses all those unlucky lottery scratch-off tickets to turn them into a recycled masterpiece. Artists Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was have created an entire dining room out of 40,000 used lottery tickets, using them to make up the wall panels, furniture and even the place settings. All the furniture and d cor total a whopping $70,000 in lottery ticket sale ...
Apr 23, 2016, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum