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Fraudulently Claiming Jackpot

Lottery Winner Charged with Fraudulently Claiming Jackpot

A UK lottery winner has been charged with fraud after it’s alleged that he claimed a £2,500,000 lottery prize using a fake ticket. The charge comes after a three-year investigation by Serious Fraud officers into the claim that Edward Putman from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire claimed the jackpot using a fake ticket. Putman will appear in […]

Brother Stabbed Winner

South African Powerball Winner Stabbed Brother Over Win

It’s been reported that a winner of the South African Powerball has fought with his brother over the win, ending in one of them being stabbed. A man from Durban, South Africa was arrested late last week after his brother was stabbed in the face following an altercation over the win. A team of officers […]

One Pound Fine

Scratchcard Thief Must Repay Just £1

A former shop manager who stole lottery tickets and scratchcards that cost the store around £50,000 has been ordered to pay just £1 in compensation. The decision was made at a proceeds of crime hearing at Shrewsbury Crown Court this week where thief Thomas Wilcockson appeared. The prosecution attempted to force the sale of a […]

Stole Vulnerable Winner

Men Who Stole from Vulnerable Lottery Winner Jailed

Two members of a gang who befriended and stole from a vulnerable woman who had won the lottery have been jailed. Aaron Harvey and Lee Khan from Middlesbrough conned the woman out of thousands and it’s believed they only targeted her because she was so vulnerable and had won £1,000,000 on the National Lottery. In […]

Fake Money Lottery Win

Woman Bought Lottery Ticket with Fake Money

Authorities in Nebraska, USA are asking the public for help to trace a woman who bought a winning lottery ticket with a counterfeit bank note! The lady purchased a scratch off ticket with a $100 note but after she left the store it was discovered that the note was actually fake. The unidentified woman walked […]

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Gambling Addict Admits Stealing Scratchcards from Aberdeen Shop

A gambling addicted has admitted in court to stealing thousands of pounds worth of lottery scratchcards at the Aberdeen supermarket where he worked. Daniel Milne stole the cards over a two month period while working at the store, a theft that was discovered when CCTV was examined. Milne appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and […]

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Lotto Winner Imprisoned After Claiming Pension Credits

Patrick Ronan became one of the lucky ones when he scooped a Lotto win worth £1,900,000, but despite the bulging bank account the pensioner continued to claim pension credits, to the tune of almost £80,000. Earlier this year we brought you the news that this crime had come to light and now the pensioner has […]

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Woman Convicted of Murdering Lottery Winner Protests Innocence

Many people will remember the case of Dee Dee Moore, imprisoned in 2012 for murdering lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare. The case shook America as the $30,000,000 lottery winner was murdered in cold blood. Dee Dee was arrested in 2012, six years after Shakespeare went missing after his body was found under a slab behind her […]

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Co-op Boss Avoids Jail After Scratchcard Theft

A shop manager has avoided jail after stealing thousands of scratchcards from his place of work. Daniel Cassells stole around £13,000 worth of scratchcards while working at the Co-operative store in Carstairs, Lanarkshire, netting wins of around £11,000 but was caught when his bosses noticed a shortfall in the lottery earnings. The money has never […]

Lottery Scratchcards Stolen in Shop Raid

There are some burglars out there on the prowl who will be hoping to get lucky this week after stealing a stack of scratchcards from a convenience store and lottery outlet! On Tuesday night someone broke into the Premier Store in St John’s Road Biddulph, in Staffordshire, ripping the door off its hinges to gain […]