Lottery winner continued to claim UK benefits

A lottery winner kept on claiming benefits after scooping a £300,000 jackpot. Lesley Thomas, 49, didn’t tell the authorities about her windfall and kept claiming housing benefit and employment and support allowance as before. The total overpayment was more than £17,988, Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday. Prosecutor Monique McKevitt said: ‘[Ms Thomas] received a […]

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Posted: 17:36 9th Apr 2019

Lottery Scam Mastermind Apologies For His Actions

Before being sentenced to 25 years in prison, Eddy Tipton apologies in front of the court for his actions. 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.

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Posted: 06:39 20th Feb 2018

Lottery Scam: Bad Brothers Convicted

Two siblings from Maryland, who convinced multiple local residents to pay taxes and fees in advance of collecting on nonexistent lottery winnings, entered guilty pleas Thursday in federal court.

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Posted: 09:08 20th Jan 2018