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What's to prevent Scientific Games or Lottery employees buying winners?

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Posted: September 25, 2009, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

What's to prevent Scientific Games or Lottery employees buying winners?   It's as simple as 1-2-3

I read in the Indiana    Foreman Lottery Scam that the  Indiana Lotto security guard Mr. Foreman scammed the Lottery out of Millions.

1.  Foreman contacted Scientifc Games for a list of winning ticket  serial #s  for "verification" purposes. 

2.  He's employee so couldn't play, but knew which book contained the 2,000,000 dollar winners. That book was shipped to southeastern Indiana store. 

3. Foreman told two buddies which stores got them, and his two buddies  bought out the entire supply of that   "2 Million Spectacular"   Scratchers from the store  they knew had the winner, supplied by Mr. Foreman.    The gang  split proceeds.  

 

Scientifc Games and Lottery employees can, with work, access which #s are the winners and  with help,  they can trace and buy winners

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    Posted: September 25, 2009, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

    I remember reading about that here at LP news.
    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/127545/530713

    Weren't there some security changes because of that incident?

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: September 25, 2009, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

      I remember reading about that here at LP news.
      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/127545/530713

      Weren't there some security changes because of that incident?

      Hope security is tighter.  So  Scientific Games  manufactures the  scratchers for all  states or most of them?  Their employees actually can go to the database at   SG and say  Ticket #650-041174-031 is a  $2,000,000 winner? 

      And I read many on here say the state lotteries know which batch of tickets is sent to  each city or county and they control how the  bigger winners are spread out around the state. 

       IF NOT.  then a scratcher produces a  1,000 books  (each book with 100 tickets), and the game has 2 TOP prizes of  2-Million, and if it's    all random, then there's chance that  a book of tickets  could be worth 4-Million, with those two  in sequence.   

       

      so lottery places 1 top winner in book#1-500, and one in 501-1,000, sending them to opposite corners of state

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        Posted: September 27, 2009, 11:37 am - IP Logged

        Interesting...my fault for been against what you are saying, but i rather they know it than nobody know it...I wish it was someone else beside them knew it...

        YOu are probably saying: let it be random...It is suffice to say that the scratchoffs is like 20 times harder than Powerball...With dilligence who knows you might get lucky on Powerball but "SCRATCHOFFS" forget it...That's why i rather someone know than nobody know...would had like for the people that know to be people beside the people that work at the lottery but what can you say....

        anyways i suspected that for a while now...

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          Posted: September 27, 2009, 11:42 am - IP Logged

          If it is a small prize, there really isn't any security.  With a larger prize they would look for unusual patterns (such as someone buying all the tickets going to one particular store).  Also, people talk, and that's what usually catches someone who commits the "perfect crime".

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            Posted: September 27, 2009, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

            What's to prevent Scientific Games or Lottery employees buying winners?   It's as simple as 1-2-3

            I read in the Indiana    Foreman Lottery Scam that the  Indiana Lotto security guard Mr. Foreman scammed the Lottery out of Millions.

            1.  Foreman contacted Scientifc Games for a list of winning ticket  serial #s  for "verification" purposes. 

            2.  He's employee so couldn't play, but knew which book contained the 2,000,000 dollar winners. That book was shipped to southeastern Indiana store. 

            3. Foreman told two buddies which stores got them, and his two buddies  bought out the entire supply of that   "2 Million Spectacular"   Scratchers from the store  they knew had the winner, supplied by Mr. Foreman.    The gang  split proceeds.  

             

            Scientifc Games and Lottery employees can, with work, access which #s are the winners and  with help,  they can trace and buy winners

            "What's to prevent Scientific Games or Lottery employees buying winners?"

            Answer: up to 50 years in prison