This CBS video found that sometimes a lottery pays out in order to keep the image of their organisation favourable. Two undercover California Lottery investigators talk about how a lottery paid out a $1.9 million Powerball jackpot when the ticket wasn't handed in.
It was a social experiment with an interesting ending. ABC set up some hidden cameras in a lottery store, hired a few actors, then filmed the results as the store clerk 'cheated' a customer out of their winnings. Take a look to see what happened.
The scammer claimed to be Wisconsin lottery $768 million winner Manuel Franco (inset), who offered a Portage woman $100,000. Shirley Hall (above) runs an animal rescue in Portage and was in need of funding for her operation. How she narrowly escaped the scam makes an interesting tale. VIDEO: News 3 Now
There are many ways that a lottery scam can trip up even the most careful of us, and here's one of them to add to your list. A St. Louis couple received an unexpected check for $4,350. It was the first of their alleged $250,000 lottery winnings…Read More
Unfortunately the elderly are often at risk when an official-looking letter like this one arrives.
Thanks to the lucky spotting by her daughter, a 95-year-old woman from Bassington, UK, saved her money for another day.Read More