Weather Lottery sets more cash aside

THE Weather Lottery said that it is making another provision of £30,000 in connection with two former employees being charged with fraud and theft.

The accounts already included a provision of 40,000 to cover the potential payments to be made to winners in respect of this alleged fraud and an additional 40,000 to recover the money. Earlier this month it was reported that a 55-year-old man from Brough, East Yorkshire, and a woman aged 29, formerly of Otley, West Yorkshire, jointly face seven counts of fraud and four of theft from The Weather Lottery.

They will appear before Nottingham magistrates on January 24.

The charges relate to the alleged misappropriation of jackpot payments to lottery winners between April 2008 and April 2010, when both employees worked for the company, which is based in Doncaster.

The total value of the alleged fraud and theft is 80,000.

The matter was referred to Nottinghamshire Police following an investigation by the Gambling Commission.