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Check Lottery Tickets Yourself… Or Else!

December 13th, 2016 · 117 Comments

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Here’s a timely warning. Always check winning lottery tickets yourself.

Most lottery retailers are honest decent people. And they get a real buzz when their store creates a big lottery winner.

But greed can do unpleasant things to some people.

A recent NBC broadcast warned of the danger of dishonest store clerks attempting to steal winning lottery tickets, and various other scratch off lottery ticket scams. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Law · Lottery Tips · Lottery Winners

The Iowa Lottery Fraud Case & Eddie Tipton

September 4th, 2015 · 55 Comments

How many times has the lottery been rigged in the last 100 years..?The number of genuine attempts to ‘rig the lottery’ can be counted on the fingers of one hand — and still leave fingers left over for future use.

Why? Because in any country where the Government is generally not corrupt the national and state lottery games have overseers, auditors and just plain lots of people involved who aren’t dishonest and ‘notice stuff’. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Law

Duplicate Lottery Tickets: Illinois Lottery’s Quick Pick Glitch

May 6th, 2012 · 6 Comments

duplicate ticket glitch. Image credit: Cirofono @FlickrIt was red faces all round at the Illinois lottery company last week.

About 3,000 duplicate quick-pick lottery tickets were issued!

Now that’s embarrassing.

[It was a software problem and only affected players in Illinois, USA]

How Could This Happen?

Lottery terminals were being upgraded over the weekend, and part of the software upgrade process caused a problem with quick pick numbers not being cleared down properly. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Law · Ramblings

Nick Perry Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal

April 19th, 2012 · 33 Comments

nick perry 666If you lived in Pennsylvania in 1980, and were old enough to read a newspaper, I’m pretty certain you’ll know all about the Nick Perry lottery scandal.

But for those of us who don’t know, and for those who love a good conspiracy story – here’s the one about the Pennsylvania lottery scandal. Read More

Filed Under: Dumb Lottery Systems · Lottery Law

Anti Online Gambling Law Challenged

February 14th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Anti Online Gambling LawThose of you in the US will be well aware of what has become known as the ‘anti online gambling law’. But you might not be aware of the work to challenge it. Well, we now have a court date!

For those that haven’t heard of the anti online gambling law, you’ll be stunned to find your American cousins are not allowed to play in online lottery syndicates, in any country, not even the US. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Law