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$25K Ga. lottery ticket disputed, money could go to child support

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Winnings from a Georgia Lottery ticket are under dispute as two people and state child support officials have laid claim to the $25,000 prize.

Through the state Attorney General's Office, Georgia Lottery Corp. officials have asked a Fulton County Superior Court judge to make a decision.

In October 2013, Angel R. Tamayo Jr. presented a winning "Loteria" ticket to lottery officials only to be informed that he owed more than $17,250 — the after-tax amount of the cash prize — in child support back pay to the state Department of Human Services, according to legal documents.

As a result, Tamayo wouldn't get any of the money, according to court records and state law.

But Tracey Dawn Gibson claims she is the rightful winner of the "Loteria" ticket, and is entitled to the $25,000 prize, according to court documents. Records do not spell out how Gibson and Tamayo are related.

Lottery officials, as a result, filed a "complaint for interpleader," requesting that the court hold the money and "resolve all issues necessary and proper to determine the rights of the defendants," according to the court filing.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: January 24, 2014, 8:03 am - IP Logged

Did she claim the prize was hers after Angel found out he had to pay his child support?

Bait and switch?

I hope his children see every penny.

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    Posted: January 24, 2014, 8:07 am - IP Logged

    Skeptical hmmph

    should be curious how this pans out

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      Posted: January 24, 2014, 8:20 am - IP Logged

      Debt Check is in full effect lol

       

      The state don't play when it comes to owing them money, they are going to get theirs!!

      He owes more than he won! He's not going to see any of it.

      Pay up or zip up guys!!Green laugh

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      2014 Jan $0 (no play) Feb $0/$46 March $280/$58 April $80/$47 May $0/$35 June $0/$32

              July $0/$11

      -$218.00

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        Posted: January 24, 2014, 8:22 am - IP Logged

        If he is responsible for fathering any child, he better pay up. If his woman was dilly-dallying around, he better get a paternity test. Either way, he is not gonna be seeing much of that money.

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          Posted: January 24, 2014, 8:38 am - IP Logged

          Funny, isn't it, how time and time again these losers show their true colors? Amassing $17k in back support shows

          he's just another deadbeat. Winning enough to pay it off, discovering the state will take it and then having someone

          else come forth to put a claim on the money proves he's a lifetime deadbeat. The Gibson girl is totally relevant to him..

          girlfriend, relative, sucker...she's just a pawn too and doesn't realize it yet. Let them have each other..w/o the $25k.

          Give it to the kids!

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            Posted: January 24, 2014, 9:05 am - IP Logged

            What is it we said the other day? You stand a better chance of winning if you can't manage your money, have some kind of drug/alcohol addiction or if you're a deadbeat dad. Case in point.

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              Posted: January 24, 2014, 9:36 am - IP Logged

              NY has the same law.  Any lottery winnings claimed are subject to an audit of owed debts including child support, taxes, welfare repayment, etc.

              Most winners who don't owe any debts are not aware of this law.  They concentrate on looking for someone to cash in their winner so they can avoid

              paying taxes.  They will ask an older person on social security or a younger person who is collecting disability to pretend to be the winner and  they

              will get paid a piece of the winnings.  They think it is a win win situation until the state lottery processes the winning ticket and looks up the old debts

              on the winner claiming it.  That person is also unaware that the back child support or old debts they owe are collected in this way.  When they find this

              out neither party is too happy.  It is like the player got played.  They tried to scam and it back fired on them.  So winners beware.  When you win, do

              the right thing and claim it yourself.  Pay your taxes and pay off your old debts.  If you look to scam don't pick a loser deadbeat dad who won't pay to

              feed his kids.  I am glad they got caught.

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                Posted: January 24, 2014, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                Dead beat dad for sure then he's gong to let some other woman claim the ticket sorry SOBMad baby dady needs to pay his child support Chair

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                  Posted: January 24, 2014, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                  Very sad. No money for his child but plenty to spend on the lottery.

                  I read that he had a parole violation back in 2012. He has two sexual assault convictions including one with a minor.

                  Pretty hard to make any money when you spend time behind bars.

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                    Posted: January 24, 2014, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Very sad. No money for his child but plenty to spend on the lottery.

                    I read that he had a parole violation back in 2012. He has two sexual assault convictions including one with a minor.

                    Pretty hard to make any money when you spend time behind bars.

                    Well, the last time a sex offender won the lottery he got the crap beat out of him. Here's hoping...

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                      Posted: January 24, 2014, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Im wondering who actually signed the ticket, or did the both of them sign it? Why was he the only one there to claim it then, if that is so? Weird. I dont think he will see any of it.

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                        Posted: January 24, 2014, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                        Give the mom and kids the money.

                        Lock up Angel Tomato for 10-15 and then deport him when he gets out.

                        Lock up his lying girlfriend accomplice for 5-10.

                         

                        And what is a "Loteria" ticket anyway?

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                          Posted: January 24, 2014, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Give the mom and kids the money.

                          Lock up Angel Tomato for 10-15 and then deport him when he gets out.

                          Lock up his lying girlfriend accomplice for 5-10.

                           

                          And what is a "Loteria" ticket anyway?

                          its the name of this particular lottery ticket, you match pictures  instead of numbers to create a winning row. 2 dollar ticket.

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                          You win bully, you and your pathetic minions are going to have to

                          find someone else to pick on now.   And there are plenty for you here

                          since you pretty much hate all but about 3 or 4 people that post here.

                          SAD SAD Person.  What comes around goes around.

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                            Posted: January 25, 2014, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                            Give the mom and kids the money.

                            Lock up Angel Tomato for 10-15 and then deport him when he gets out.

                            Lock up his lying girlfriend accomplice for 5-10.

                             

                            And what is a "Loteria" ticket anyway?

                            "then deport him when he gets out."

                            Right. Because if he has a Hispanic name and owes child support you don't have to be an ignorant bigot to know he's not a legal resident.