NASHUA, N.H. — The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous.
“Petitioner’s desire for normalcy and anonymity is substantially outweighed by the public’s right to transparency in the operation of lottery games,” wrote Assistant Attorney General John Conforti.… Read the rest
The computer program that a former lottery security official used to rig drawings worth millions of dollars in Iowa and other states was more expansive than investigators first discovered, court records filed last week show.
Eddie Tipton, a former employee of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in Clive, wrote the code to allow him to predict the randomly drawn numbers of multimillion-dollar jackpots in as many as 17 states and claim the cash prizes.… Read the rest
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A man who has spent the last two years rebuilding his fire-ravaged home can finally finish the project after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot.
Bill Pendergast has spent the last two years rebuilding his home, which burnt down when a wildfire raged through Fort McMurray, Alberta.… Read the rest
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has placed its $139,000-a-year year security director, Alfred DuPuis, on a paid leave pending possible disciplinary action after an internal investigation concluded that he “acted with gross neglect… of his duties” leading up to a million-dollar blunder in a Jan. 1 drawing.
(See Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year’s raffle after ‘human error’, Lottery Post, Jan. … Read the rest
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By Todd Northrop
Hoosier Lottery televised drawings take less than a minute to complete but as a local media report shows, it takes hours of preparation every day to make it all happen.
Indiana’s Hoosier Lottery utilizes both computerized and traditional ball drawings for its games. The media report focuses mainly on the traditional ball drawings, which are used for the lottery’s Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings.… Read the rest