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Oregon Lottery winner goes to jail

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A White City woman accused of using a dead woman's credit card to buy an Oregon Lottery ticket that won a $1 million prize has been jailed for violating her probation on a methamphetamine possession charge.

Christina Goodenow, 39, was sentenced to six months in custody for violating her probation in a 2003 methamphetamine case.

Meanwhile, she remains in a dispute with authorities over the lottery proceeds.

Authorities say Goodenow spent about $11,000 using the card of the mother of a longtime boyfriend. When she won the lottery, Goodenow used her initial proceeds to pay down the debt.

Goodenow pleaded no contest Thursday to theft, forgery and cheating charges.

She maintains maintains she bought the lottery ticket with her own funds, but she still faces forfeiture charges.

AP

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: November 18, 2006, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

So who got the money???

    JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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    Posted: November 19, 2006, 9:12 am - IP Logged


    What a sad story! 

    Most likely the Oregon lottery gets the money or goes to the state.  I thnk her boyfriend should get the money.

      stavros's avatar - avatar 6898.gif
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      Posted: November 19, 2006, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      A White City woman accused of using a dead woman's credit card to buy an Oregon Lottery ticket that won a $1 million prize has been jailed for violating her probation on a methamphetamine possession charge.

      Christina Goodenow, 39, was sentenced to six months in custody for violating her probation in a 2003 methamphetamine case.

      Meanwhile, she remains in a dispute with authorities over the lottery proceeds.

      Authorities say Goodenow spent about $11,000 using the card of the mother of a longtime boyfriend. When she won the lottery, Goodenow used her initial proceeds to pay down the debt.

      Goodenow pleaded no contest Thursday to theft, forgery and cheating charges.

      She maintains maintains she bought the lottery ticket with her own funds, but she still faces forfeiture charges.

      How can they prove she used money from the credit card to buy the ticket?  While not condoning her behavior, I do feel that she won the lottery and that the state has no claim against her. 

      Stavros

        JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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        Posted: November 19, 2006, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

        How can they prove she used money from the credit card to buy the ticket?  While not condoning her behavior, I do feel that she won the lottery and that the state has no claim against her. 

        Stavros

        I think the reasoning behide it is if she had her own money, why would she steal the money.

          stavros's avatar - avatar 6898.gif
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          Posted: November 19, 2006, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

          I think the reasoning behide it is if she had her own money, why would she steal the money.

          Can you use a credit card to purchase lottery tickets?  Again. not condoning what she did. just wondering how they can prove she bought the ticket with stolen money.

          Good Luck!

          Stavros

           


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            Posted: November 19, 2006, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

            Yes unless the woman bought the tickets with the card the money is rightfully hers even though I am sure she probably is 100% guilty in using the dead woman's credit card.

              onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
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              Posted: November 20, 2006, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

              When i tried to use my card to buy gas and lottery tickets, the clerk told me I couldn't use my card to buy the lottery tickets.