Indiana/Kentucky Lotteries (scratch-off tickets) Complaint - Fraud regarding lottery scratch-off tickets
Ever notice that All lottery scratch-off tickets have a serial number? A few months ago, I asked the Kentucky Lottery spokesperson what would prevent a Lottery software department person from going in their computer to find where the winning (serial-number) scratch-off tickets had been sent to and then sending a friend into that
store to buy the whole stack; I know I would sure
spend $600 to get a $20,000 winning scratch-off!
The reply I received from the Ky. Lottery official was an indignant "How dare you question our integrity" along with "We take extraordinary
Guess what? Less than two months later, one of the TOP OFFICIALS of the Indiana Hoosier Lottery was CONVICTED of doing exactly what I was wondering about...that is, he looked into their
computer, found out what store had the winning
MILLION DOLLAR SCRATCH-OFF, then sent an accomplice into that store to purchase the whole
stack. He was caught, but that information was
not released to the public until six months later! Those people who had bought these $20
scratch-offs did NOT get refunds, even if they had held on to their losing tickets.
I'm guessing the Lottery people do let a few big
winners out to make it look legit, but I'd bet my
life most of the big winners are somehow won by
Lottery Officials friends, I.e. Partners In Crime.
Be forewarned. Also, if this keeps even one consumer from wasting their money, I'll feel really good.
I'm guessing there is some corruption at CASINOS, too. Does anyone out there know how THEY do their swindling?