Homeless veteran who lost everything in pandemic wins D.C. vaccine lottery prize
When I thought everything was going wrong, this really helped me out
By Kate Northrop
An Air Force veteran who lost his job, home, and car to the pandemic was desperate for support when he arrived at a Washington D.C. homeless shelter, but things changed for the better when he won a prize in the D.C. vaccine lottery.
Everything was moving in the wrong direction for Sung-ha Jou, 44, right as the COVID-19 pandemic landed in the U.S. When all seemed lost, his luck suddenly changed when h ...
Jul 13, 2021, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Questions surround D.C. lottery and gambling contract, but high-level D.C. staffer says it's fine
Several D.C. Council members are asking whether the $215 million lottery and sports gambling contract the council approved this summer fulfills local business subcontracting requirements. This week, they got an answer from a high-level District staffer: Everything's fine.
Yes, the contract is compliant with D.C. law requiring companies with large public contracts to subcontract some of the work to local businesses, Kristi Whitfield, director of the department responsible for monitoring compl ...
Sep 18, 2019, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
The little firm that got a big chunk of D.C.'s lottery and sports gambling contract has no employees
The Greek company Intralot, which last month received a $215 million contract to bring sports gambling to the nation's capital and to continue running its lottery, says more than half the work will go to a small D.C. firm a condition that helped the gaming giant win the no-bid contract.
The firm, Veterans Services Corp., will perform the ENTIRE subcontract with its own organization and resources, according to a document signed this summer by a top Intralot executive.
District law requires ...
Sep 2, 2019, 6:36 am - Lottery News forum
DC Lottery to payout $127K for reporting wrong winning numbers
The D.C. Lottery says it is paying out tens of thousands of dollars to people who have losing tickets after the lottery reported the wrong winning numbers due to human error.
The mistake is limited to the evening drawings of the DC-2, DC-3, DC-4 and DC-5 games on Dec. 12, 2018.
According to data provided by D.C. Lottery, 773 losing tickets were designated as winning because of the error. The total winnings for those tickets is $127,505. As of Tuesday, 443 of the tickets had been redeemed ...
Jan 11, 2019, 8:07 pm - Lottery News forum
[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'
By Todd Northrop
A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery.
Lottery Post reported Wednesday morning that Ardella Newman of Washington, D.C. is taking the Virginia Lottery to task for denying her claim of a scratch-off ticket that she claims is worth $20,000. The Virginia Lottery had issued a statement that t ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum
D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided
Includes video report
A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error.
When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was, said Ardella Newman.
On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16 for $20,000.
$20,000 could really, really help me, ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
Director of DC Lottery dies after suffering an aneurysm
Buddy Roogow, the director of the DC Lottery since 2009, died Saturday after suffering an aneurysm. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Roogow was 65.
It is with great sadness that I announce that Buddy Roogow, director of the DC Lottery since 2009, passed away on Saturday morning, April 11, after spending Friday evening with family and friends. He was 65 years old. Buddy loved what he did and he was the Lottery's foremost champion. He was a consummate professional, dedicat ...
Apr 12, 2015, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
For D.C. Lottery scratch-off game players, fewer chances to win big
For three years, D.C. resident Deonte Byrd has been making an almost-daily trek to Log Cabin Liquor at Seventh and S streets NW to hunt for a million-dollar jackpot in the form of a scratch-off lottery ticket.
In 10 minutes on a recent day, Byrd bought $10 worth of tickets, won $7, cashed it in and lost his winnings on new tickets.
This is an addiction. I'm addicted. I'm an addict, a joking Byrd, 25, said with a smile. The single father of three said he buys scratch-off tickets religiousl ...
Mar 26, 2014, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum
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
DC Lottery not paying winners during government shutdown
If you are furloughed because of the shutdown and thought maybe a DC Lottery ticket might solve your problems, you are out of luck.
The DC Lottery announced Friday that they would not be paying out any winning lottery tickets until after the shutdown is over.
Due to the federal government shutdown, the DC Lottery has suspended the redemption of winning DC Lottery tickets until further notice, reads a notice on the DC Lottery website. Winning tickets will be paid out after the shutdown.
Oct 11, 2013, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum