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Audit reveals ‘questionable’ Colorado Lottery wins

Audit reveals ‘questionable’ Colorado Lottery wins

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A handful of other people appear to have been successful the Colorado Lottery a little extra frequently than the percentages would dictate, elevating the threat of conceivable wrongdoing, a state audit published Monday.

That audit confirmed that some folks, together with one authorized Lottery store, have received a number of high-dollar prizes during the last 3 years, elevating issues with the Colorado Auditor’s Office that one thing may well be amiss.

  • One particular person received $600 or extra from the Lottery’s Pick three recreation 47 instances over a three-year length, claiming $35,370 in prizes.
  • Another particular person received $600 from the Pick three recreation 26 instances in 9 months, claiming $46,210.
  • An individual who owns an undisclosed Lottery retail license received the Pick three recreation 24 instances in 3 years, buying all of the ones tickets from the shop the individual owns, and claiming $39,750 in that point.
  • Another particular person received the highest prize for the Cash Five recreation 12 instances in the similar drawing.

Auditors stated that handful of other people, none of whom used to be known, received 18 % of all high-dollar prizes and 20 % of Pick three winnings from January 2015 to February 2018.

“Specifically, we identified 10 individuals who each won 15 or more times from the Pick 3 game during our review period,” auditors advised the Legislative’s Audit Committee. “In total, these 10 individuals won 230 of the 1,276 high-dollar prizes and claimed almost $326,000 of the $1.6 million paid out in prizes from the Pick 3 game during this period. Since the Lottery does not gather information on individuals claiming prizes under $600, it is unknown how many of the lower-dollar prizes these individuals may have also won.” Auditors stated the percentages of successful that time and again is ready one in 33 million.

“Although all of the individuals we identified through our analysis may have just been lucky and/or they purchased a lot of tickets, the unusually high number of wins for each of them, and the fact that one of them is a Lottery retailer, raises a question as to the legitimacy of the wins,” the auditors stated. “The Lottery had not looked into any of these individuals to verify the legitimacy of their wins.”

The auditors stated the Lottery does not mechanically overview prize winner information, and has no coverage requiring its team of workers to take action except there’s a “reasonable” suspicion against the law has took place. Lottery officers advised auditors they didn’t imagine the folks cited within the audit rose to that stage, auditors stated.

Lottery officers have since stated they agreed with the auditors’ advice to appear into the subject, and to create extra definitive insurance policies coping with fighting long term incidents.

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Posted: Yesterday, nine:35 am – IP Logged

Sounds just like the Colorado Lottery thinks their do not need been any Winners all through the 38 month time frame checked.

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Posted: Yesterday, 10:15 am – IP Logged

I’m wondering what the biggest greenback determine that those people received in every drawing ?

If CO is very similar to maximum states, the tax greenbacks are not in most cases taken out till the $5K mark. 47 instances in 36 months certain is exclusive. I assume you need to write that off with offsetting losses.

Now, in the event that they have been cashing the tix in for somebody else ? I’m wondering what their lower used to be ? Evil Smile

IMHO it’s not relevant, the price ticket used to be bought via a criminal distributor and paired the quantity drawn

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Posted: Yesterday, four:04 pm – IP Logged

Lottery outlets must now not be allowed to play the lottery. It smells fishy.

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Some of them could be “lottery win collectors” for other people owing cash to the state or cash to kid make stronger and most likely somebody if truth be told were given a secret lottery gadget which if truth be told works.

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Some of them could be “lottery win collectors” for other people owing cash to the state or cash to kid make stronger and most likely somebody if truth be told were given a secret lottery gadget which if truth be told works.

owing cash to the state — test

secret lottery gadget for scratch-offs — conceivable (this is the reason lottery outlets must now not be allowed to play)

secret lottery gadget for select three,four — slight chance, now not according to a gadget of selecting numbers, however a lottery store who does one thing nefarious to the

 

Another chance for successful select three,four so frequently is somebody buys lots and lots of lottery tickets. I am making an attempt to determine how they decided that the chance of successful this time and again is 1 in 33 million. You must understand how many lottery tickets have been bought.

 

That is, if you purchase 1,000 tickets and 500 of them win, you might be ridiculously fortunate (or a dishonest lottery store). But if you purchase one million tickets and ONLY 500 of them win, you might be unfortunate.

 

No one helps to keep monitor of who purchased tickets, simplest who received.

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Posted: Yesterday, four:25 pm – IP Logged

owing cash to the state — test

secret lottery gadget for scratch-offs — conceivable (this is the reason lottery outlets must now not be allowed to play)

secret lottery gadget for select three,four — slight chance, now not according to a gadget of selecting numbers, however a lottery store who does one thing nefarious to the

 

Another chance for successful select three,four so frequently is somebody buys lots and lots of lottery tickets. I am making an attempt to determine how they decided that the chance of successful this time and again is 1 in 33 million. You must understand how many lottery tickets have been bought.

 

That is, if you purchase 1,000 tickets and 500 of them win, you might be ridiculously fortunate (or a dishonest lottery store). But if you purchase one million tickets and ONLY 500 of them win, you might be unfortunate.

 

No one helps to keep monitor of who purchased tickets, simplest who received.

There used to be a lady who realized when to shop for scratch offs during which retail outlets the usage of statistics. She was a millionaire.

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Sounds like Tipton nonetheless has co-horts unfastened.

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Posted: Yesterday, 11:30 pm – IP Logged

Lottery outlets must now not be allowed to play the lottery. It smells fishy.

What if the outlets have been purchasing successful tickets at .75 cents at the greenback? And one of the crucial better prizes may well be 50/50.

It occurs always at race tracks when for no matter reason why a winner does now not need the IRS or someone else they owe cash to discovered about their win. What’s fishy about this tale is the lottery must know all concerning the “ten percentors”.

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Starting this yr in 2018 the Oregon lottery takes the eight% state source of revenue taxes out of $1500 or upper in years previous they’d wait till $5000 and better for each federal and state taxes.  So Oregon needs their lower of the pie.-weshar75

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Are you kidding me??? The first man received 47 instances in three years. That’s 15 wins a yr, avg win $752. The 2nd man received 26 instances in nine months. That’s three wins a month. Avg win $1,777. The 3rd man received 24 instances in three years. That’s eight wins a yr, for an avg win of $1,656.

What on the planet is so peculiar about successful the Pick three simply over as soon as a month like the primary man did? Or three wins a month like the second one man did, or as soon as each and every month and a part just like the 3rd man did? It’s improbable that the lottery is even investigating this. 

 What?      Crazy    No No

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