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Mobster's lottery documents sold on eBay

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BOSTON, Mass. — A collection of documents claiming to offer the signature of James "Whitey" Bulger from his multimillion dollar Massachusetts Lottery win went up for sale on eBay Monday.

For sale are what is purported to be the documentation from Bulger's $14.3 million dollar lottery prize.

The documents were put up for sale by Jean Linskey, the former wife of one of Bulger's partners in the win, Michael Linskey.

Michael Linskey had purchased a Mass Millions season ticket at the South Boston Liquor Mart, which was owned by Bulger and his criminal associate Kevin Weeks.

He had an agreement to share any winnings with his brother Pat. Pat had agreed to share any winnings to Bulger and Weeks.
The ticket hit for $14.3 million in 1991 and the group headed to Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect their winnings.

"They received various documents to sign, and a pile of receipts," the eBay posting reads.

Two of the documents claim to carry Bulger's signature. A picture of the group — without Bulger in it — is also part of the auction.
In 1995, the federal government seized Bulger's assets, including his proceeds from the lottery.

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Posted: July 12, 2011, 10:05 am - IP Logged

I know that it may sound bad saying this, but who really cares about bidding on a signature of a mobster.

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    Posted: July 12, 2011, 10:51 am - IP Logged

    I went to Ebay to check it out. Interesting piece of history in my opinion.

    I like how it says that the lottery ticket fueled endless speculation on the streets of Boston, that Whitey somehow "fixed" the lottery...lol....

    Can't wait to see how high it sells.

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      Posted: July 12, 2011, 11:38 am - IP Logged

      The sad thing is someone will bid on this......Bash

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        Posted: July 12, 2011, 11:46 am - IP Logged

        The sad thing is someone will bid on this......Bash

        I Agree!       It's obvious that Bulger and his parter that owned the store either strongarmed some person who had the wining ticket or just stole it.......  I mean no amount of money is worth your life but it's sad the real winner got cheated by these criminals!  Guess it pays to buy your tickets at a reputable lottery place......

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          Posted: July 12, 2011, 11:47 am - IP Logged

          The sad thing is someone will bid on this......Bash

          Lotta weirdos out there.

          People used to buy John Wayne Gacy's clown pictures too.

          Some people get off on having some tangible connection with infamy.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: July 12, 2011, 11:53 am - IP Logged

            A collection of documents claiming to offer the signature of James "Whitey" Bulger from his multimillion dollar Massachusetts Lottery win went up for sale on eBay Monday.

            For sale are what is purported to be the documentation from Bulger's $14.3 million dollar lottery prize.

            The documents were put up for sale by Jean Linskey, the former wife of one of Bulger's partners in the win, Michael Linskey.

            Michael Linskey had purchased a Mass Millions season ticket at the South Boston Liquor Mart, which was owned by Bulger and his criminal associate Kevin Weeks.

            He had an agreement to share any winnings with his brother Pat. Pat had agreed to share any winnings to Bulger and Weeks.
            The ticket hit for $14.3 million in 1991 and the group headed to Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect their winnings.

            "They received various documents to sign, and a pile of receipts," the eBay posting reads.

            Two of the documents claim to carry Bulger's signature. A picture of the group — without Bulger in it — is also part of the auction.
            In 1995, the federal government seized Bulger's assets, including his proceeds from the lottery.

            "Michael Linskey had purchased a Mass Millions season ticket at the South Boston Liquor Mart, which was owned by Bulger and his criminal associate Kevin Weeks.

            He had an agreement to share any winnings with his brother Pat. Pat had agreed to share any winnings to Bulger and Weeks."

             

            Yeah, Pat had agreed alright.

            You better believe he agreed, LOL.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

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              Posted: July 12, 2011, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

              The sad thing is someone will bid on this......Bash

              Yep, very sad.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: July 12, 2011, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                Lotta weirdos out there.

                People used to buy John Wayne Gacy's clown pictures too.

                Some people get off on having some tangible connection with infamy.

                That's just SICK!!!!!

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                  Posted: July 12, 2011, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Sully and Ridge I think the three of us need to come up with our own documents and put them on Ebay.... just saying.....ROFLROFLROFL

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                    Posted: July 12, 2011, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Interesting new development.  By the way, what is the rest of the story; what ever happened to the after-tax lottery monies for EACH of these four ticket claim sharers?

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                      Posted: July 12, 2011, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                      Interesting new development.  By the way, what is the rest of the story; what ever happened to the after-tax lottery monies for EACH of these four ticket claim sharers?

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                      Bulger had $600,000 cash hidden in the walls of his apt.

                      Gotta wonder if the other guys even got to keep any of it.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: July 12, 2011, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Sully and Ridge I think the three of us need to come up with our own documents and put them on Ebay.... just saying.....ROFLROFLROFL

                        LOL I'm in.

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                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

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                          Posted: July 12, 2011, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                          it was a definite strong arm by whitey to garner that 1/4 share. unsuspecting brother got hosed but decided 25%  and being allowed to spend it was better than the alternative. whitey really needed that legitimate income and his claim of a share with the winners brother wasn't questioned...

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                            Posted: July 12, 2011, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                            The Whitey auction just got done. The winning bid was $1875.00.