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Texas man alters lottery ticket, tries to claim prize

Texas LotteryTexas Lottery: Texas man alters lottery ticket, tries to claim prize

Did the Scotch tape give it away?

A Houston man is accused of altering a lottery ticket last year to claim the cash prize, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said.

Allen Hudaifa, 57, was charged on Friday with claiming a lottery prize by fraud — a second-degree felony, officials said.

In February 2010, Hudaifa tried to redeem a scratch-off lottery ticket that would have netted him $1,000 a week for 20 years.

But it was clear the alleged winning ticket had been tampered with, officials said.

"Some of the numbers were changed around. Two of them were secured with Scotch tape," said George Flynn, a spokesman for the district attorney's office.

Hudaifa denied any wrongdoing during interviews with investigators, officials said. He could not be reached for comment Friday night.

Officials with the Texas Lottery Commission referred questions about the case to the district attorney's office.

Thanks to joshuacloak for the tip.

Houston Chronicle

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rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
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Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:25 am - IP Logged

The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me.



    dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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    Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:25 am - IP Logged

    WOW!!!!! (Scotch tape...Really) the things people will do...........glad he  got caught......

      kumazi30's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
      Detroit MI
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      July 14, 2008
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      Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:26 am - IP Logged

      This was not a good idea.

        sully16's avatar - sharan
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        Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:31 am - IP Logged

        Green laughGreen laughMoron...Scotch tape, really?

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?


                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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          Posted: February 14, 2011, 9:40 am - IP Logged


            CajunWin4's avatar - Lottery-061.jpg
            Whiskey Island
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            Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:15 am - IP Logged

            He gets wait he deserves.... No need to cheat it never pays off in the long run.... He is fries short of a happy meal ....

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: February 14, 2011, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

              Hudaifa denied any wrongdoing during interviews with investigators....

              Thieves generally feel they are entitled to steal, besides they were going to give that money to someone.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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                Empress-N's avatar - voodoo
                If That # Looks Good, Play It!!!
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                Posted: February 14, 2011, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                Stupid Is As Stupid Does.

                There Is Absolutely No Cure Whatsoever For Stupidity.

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                Touch The Money For Luck!!!

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                  Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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                  Posted: February 14, 2011, 1:48 pm - IP Logged



                  Wouldn't you at least make it like a smaller prize like 500 so that you wouldn't be claiming a NON EXISTANT TOP PRIZE.


                  Yeah that's totally non chalant.  That's like trying to change your Powerball ticket's barcode to make it act like it had the winning numbers when nobody even won a jackpot....

                    Monkey Butt, USA
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                    Posted: February 14, 2011, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                    It is said that wisdom comes with age.

                    Obviously he never made it through the common sense line.

                      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
                      Albuquerque, New Mexico
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                      Posted: February 14, 2011, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, some people never learn, absolutely no common sense. He must have thought he was the first person to attempt to deceive the lottery commission: he was wrong.

                      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

                        hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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                        Posted: February 14, 2011, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Roll Eyes

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                            Posted: February 14, 2011, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

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