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Pennsylvania woman sues online slots company after being refused jackpot payout
More than a dozen other players with similar complaints By Kate Northrop A Pennsylvania slots player filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an online slots game after it refused to pay out a $100,000 jackpot caused by a bug. More than a dozen other players lodged similar complaints against the same company, claiming that they won far more than what the company was willing to pay out, New Jersey regulators say. Lisa Piluso, of Yardley, a Pennsylvania town near the New Jers ...
Nov 17, 2021, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio lottery winner wins $1 million but claims losses of $1 million
Shifty player thought he could skirt the IRS By Kate Northrop An Ohio Lottery player who won $1 million is in hot water with the IRS after falsely claiming gambling losses of $1 million and wiring his winnings abroad. Mustafa Shalash, of Hillard, was charged with one count of filing a false tax return with the IRS after winning a $1 million prize and then claiming gambling losses of an equal amount. In 2015, Shalash won a $1 million prize on a single lottery ticket and received ...
Nov 12, 2021, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum

Texas woman steals cousin's lottery ticket worth $1 million
Family crook is caught red-handed By Kate Northrop Authorities arrested a Texas woman Monday after she stole a $1 million winning lottery ticket from her cousin in New York, tricking him with forged paperwork. Iris Amador Argueta, 32, of Houston, misled her New York cousin to believe that she would cash in the winnings on his behalf so he could remain anonymous. According to Nassau County prosecutors, she also forged lottery documents to convince her relative that he had only w ...
Nov 10, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri man buys lottery ticket out of frustration, wins $2.4 million jackpot
Happy wife, happy life By Kate Northrop While one Missouri man wanted to rush home to catch the football game, his wife urged him to make a pit stop to buy a lottery ticket that ended up netting them a $2.4 million Lotto jackpot. A Jackson County couple were on their way home when the woman implored her husband to stop. Although he was annoyed that he might miss a game on TV, he's glad he listened to his wife. My wife forced me to pull over and buy a lottery ticket because I wa ...
Nov 8, 2021, 11:08 am - Lottery News forum

Iowa man unknowingly carries around $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life lottery ticket for weeks
Lottery winner has some advice for those hoarding unchecked tickets By Kate Northrop It pays to check your lottery tickets, as one Iowa man walked around with a winning Lucky for Life ticket worth $25,000 a year for life in his wallet for a couple weeks before realizing its value. Michael Micky Pietz, 37, of Adel, was in good spirits after checking the unassuming lottery tickets that had been sitting in his wallet and finding that one of them was a big winner. In the mood to bu ...
Nov 5, 2021, 11:46 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia man wins $100,000 on 20 identical Pick 4 lottery tickets
A small change and a big bet make all the difference By Kate Northrop The stars aligned for one Virginia man, who hedged his bets on 20 identical tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 drawing on Oct. 23 and walked away with a whopping $100,000. One small change here and a leap of faith there, and William Newell of Alexandria suddenly became $100,000 richer after winning on 20 Pick 4 lottery tickets that each contained the same numbers. Newell is a fan of the Lottery's Pick 4 ...
Nov 4, 2021, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum

Retired Maryland man wins $2 million in lottery again
Turns out his luck hasn't run out By Kate Northrop A retired utility worker experienced intense d j vu this past week when he won a $2 million top prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket for the second time. A Salisbury resident is reliving one of his luckiest moments after winning $2 million on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket, just like he did in 2018. While running his usual morning errands, the lottery enthusiast stopped at one of his favorite retailers, the Exxon gas statio ...
Nov 3, 2021, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

Canadian man rediscovers forgotten lottery ticket and wins $20 million
Winning ticket sat in his wallet for over a month By Kate Northrop A Canadian man was already celebrating a momentous occasion when he rediscovered a forgotten Lotto Max lottery ticket in his wallet worth $20 million (US$16.15 million). Jerry Knot, of Wasagamack, was in good spirits at his daughter's wedding in Winnipeg, but there was plenty more to celebrate when he learned that the disregarded lottery ticket in his pocket was a $20 million winner. Back in August, Knott bought a Lot ...
Nov 1, 2021, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Lotto New Zealand payment glitch affects 25,000 players buying tickets
$42.2 million Powerball jackpot scooped up by one lone ticketholder in the same night By Kate Northrop In a digital glitch, around 25,000 Kiwis were overcharged on their lottery tickets for Lotto New Zealand's $42.2 million (US$30.2 million) Powerball drawing on Wednesday, the second-largest jackpot won in the country's history. The high volume of traffic on the Lottery's MyLotto website prior to the drawing led to issues with the card processing systems operated by third party payment ...
Oct 26, 2021, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Infamous lottery winner Michael Carroll remarries ex-wife
'Lotto lout' gets back with partner after blowing fortune and cheating on her with prostitutes By Kate Northrop The self-proclaimed King of Chavs, who won a 9.7 million (US$13.35 million) National Lottery jackpot in 2002 and blew it on drugs, prostitutes, and outlandish parties, has remarried his ex-wife after she left him for his behavior. 38-year-old Michael Carroll, who was 19 at the time of his multi-million win, married his ex wife Sandra Aitken earlier this month. Carroll ...
Oct 24, 2021, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum