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Stealing Roommates Lottery Ticket

Man Accused of Stealing Roommate’s Lottery Ticket

California Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a winning lottery ticket from his roommate as he slept. Police say Adul Saosongyang attempted to claim the $10,000,000 prize on Monday after stealing it from his friend, but they arrested him as he turned up to claim the prize. Police in Vacaville, California, about 35 […]

Scratchcard Misprint

Another Lottery Winner Comes Forward over Scratchcard Misprint

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the story that a gentleman who bought the Pharaoh’s Fortune scratchcard from the National Lottery was refused winnings when the card stated he had won £200,000 and now another player has come forward with exactly the same experience. Eric Walker was refused the top prize and accused […]

Refused Payout

Father of Four Refused Payout on Scratchcard

A father of four has been refused payout on a scratchcard win worth £200,000 because the National Lottery say that the ticket has been altered! Unemployed Eric Walker bought the £3 Pharaoh’s Fortune scratchcard from his local Premier Store in his hometown of Sheffield. The card requires players to follow sixteen co-ordinates, scratch off the […]

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ASA Bans Scratchcard Ad from Outside School Gates

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled on and banned a National Lottery scratchcard advert created by Camelot for inappropriately targeting children. The ruling concerns a poster ad that was placed directly outside the entrance of a school. The advert was for a rainbow scratchcard with the text ‘Scratch and See… top prize £50,000 Lucky […]

Dog Scratchcard Win

Couple Credit Scratchcard Win to Their Dog

A Hampshire couple say they have their dog’s fussy eating habits to thank for a scratchcard win worth £1,000,000 after they had to make a special trip to buy him food. Patrick Morling and his wife Paula just won the million after Patrick made a special trip to the supermarket to buy their fussy pooch […]

Shop Supervisor Jailed

Shop Supervisor Jailed for Stealing Scratchcards

A store supervisor who stole National Lottery scratchcards from her employer to buy a new car has been jailed. Gemma Francis began working at Costcutters store in Ripon Road, Winton in Dorset in December 2017 and began stealing lottery scratchcards almost immediately. The thefts went undetected for a year but at the end of last […]

Second Scratchcard Prize

Irish Player Scoops Second €50,000 Scratchcard Prize

To win one life-changing lottery prize would be quite something but to win two in six months is unbelievable, but it’s exactly what has happened to one lucky player from Co Wexford who has just picked up her second big lottery win! The unnamed woman from Wexford has just collected a €50,000 prize on the […]

Isle of Wight Winner

Isle of Wight Player Scoops Big Scratchcard Win

A lucky islander from Shanklin on the Isle of Wight is celebrating this month after purchasing a National Lottery scratchcard worth £250,000. The winner who has chosen to remain anonymous, bought the £2 ticket at Shanklin News on Regent Street in the town earlier this month. When they scratched the card it revealed a winning […]

Police Appeal

Police Appeal After Lottery Scratchcard Theft

Police in Exeter are appealing for witnesses after a man entered a shop stealing a stash of lottery scratchcards. The incident took place in the store on Pinhoe Road in Exeter last Wednesday night when the man entered the shop, walked to the till area and removed the lottery scratchcards, leaving the store with them. […]

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 […]