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NJ man sued over $38.5M lottery ticket

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Posted: March 15, 2012, 8:55 am - IP Logged

Uhhhhh NO way! Dupe Alert

i have posted numbers and remarks too, i aslo have other sets of numbers, and my past winning records, you want to win you cant if not playing.. i am doing this for the winner who accoding to me ought to share with other members who payed him in the past to win lotto.  i am the only one on earth knowing how to predict numbers fo any lotto or keno with accuracy. take it or leave it. i have done in the past these feats.

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    Posted: March 15, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

    A trail is underway in the case of a New Jersey construction worker who is being sued by his former co-workers after cashing in a $38.5 million lottery ticket.

    Americo Lopes and five co-workers participated in a weekly lottery pool starting in 2007 where they worked at Berto Construction, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

    Each participant contributed $2 to the pool and Lopes would buy the tickets. Lopes also played the lottery independently from the pool.

    On November 10, 2009, two winning Mega Millions tickets were claimed from a $77 million jackpot, one of which Lopes had, leaving him with $38.5 million. He chose a lump sum and received $24 million after taxes.

    Two days later, Lopes allegedly told his boss he needed foot surgery and would be back in the spring. In March, he said he had won the lottery and would not be returning to work, reports the Star-Ledger.

    After co-workers were initially happy for Lopes, co-worker Candido Silva Sr. discovered online the date of Lopes win matched a date the group pooled tickets.

    "I froze," Silva told the Star-Ledger. I didn't want to believe that these were the dates we were playing together."

    A lawsuit was filed in April 2010 by Silva Sr. accusing Lopes of fraud and asking for $4 million for each pool participant.

    The trial started Tuesday in Elizabeth, N.J., and is reliant on witnesses — there are no copies of the alleged tickets.

    The defense argued Lopes purchased the ticket by himself, not with the group and the dates are a coincidence. The co-workers attorneys argued Lopes allegedly never received foot surgery and never told co-workers he won, reports the Star-Ledger.

    For the co-workers to be successful, they are going to have to establish what the normal situation was for purchasing tickets, Florida lawyer Tom Culmo told ABC News. Culmo has experience in lottery cases and is currently handling one right now.

    "I would look historically in what those people would contribute towards the pot to purchase the tickets normally done in the past, if it was routine for the lottery tickets to be purchased in a particular place and particular day," he said.

    Culmo said his approach would be to demonstrate that it wouldn't make sense Lopes was buying the ticket for himself that day, and getting sworn statements from those involved in the situation and store workers where the ticket was purchased about the routine.

    "Ultimately, the result will be determined by a jury or a judge...who decides who will win, will look at the entirety of the situation, what really makes the most sense here," he said. "If they are all believable people and their stories all match and mesh, the person who is trying to say I'm not sharing, anybody looking at that scenario, that doesn't make a lot of sense."

    Candido Silva Jr., Carlos Fernandes, Daniel Esteves and Jose Sousa are also listed on the suit on the plaintiff side, according to New Jersey court records.

    The New Jersey State Lottery offers guidelines for participating in office pools to avoid discrepancies, suggesting players get the names and phone numbers of everyone involved, especially individuals in charge of purchasing tickets as well as who is holding them. Also know where your tickets are being purchased and get copies of your tickets prior to the lottery drawing, including the serial numbers on the back of the tickets.

    The current Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey is $200 million.

    who ever the judge is, based on the fact his other members and himself at one time or other all got together with the hope to win, and the present winner too has this zeal, now if they have not paid in for the pool fine, still he has to take  half of the sum and divide with all the tickets played, and allcoate the winning.  now if there are 10 co-workers he takes half and divides the coworkers telling them clearly buddy you did not pay for the pool, yet we all wanted to win some day, i won on my luck, but however we stay yet to gether and i share half, when you guys win with your luck dont forget to share with me.... be fair.. you cant take money to your grave, be fair to them when you living. the winner you want 12 million i will offer you.. no case in lottowinnings, as i studied lotto for decades and know exactly this game.

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      Posted: March 15, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

      Would you please email me the winning numbers for the Ohio Classic Lotto for Saturday 3-17-12 and/or the winning numbers for the Mega Millions for Friday 3-16-12. 

      If I hit the full jackpot, I would be more than happy to give you 5% after taxes.

      Thanks!

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        Posted: March 15, 2012, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

        Any way the Mega millions is so lucrative, about 15 years ago I was responsible or I was behind about 30,000 pakistan nationals playing the same numbers on a lotto betting site paying maximum of 100,000 pounds for every winner, and the bet company sent the scotland yard to denmark to talk to me for giving the numbers and why i let so many people have so much money, this was not fraud, and i was begged by scotland yard not to give money or winning numbers to muslim countires to protect UK and USA. Today I honestly ask the winner to forget his court matter, instead to share with other winners and soon wtih my help he will have what he thinks should be his.  I am offering some numbers for the mega millions on friday the 16th march, positvely one should win the entire jackpot or nothing less than multiple times 3+PB, if played megaplier you amount of winning is multiplied.  the numbers need to be played in a system game and again each game has to be allocated a PB from the set of 7 numbers.  This is just one set of 7 numbers, To be dead certain of winning the megamillions for cetain a lot of sets are needed, or just this one mentioned may be needed.

        the numbers are 9-11-16-27-30-40-56, this will result in 21 blocks of 5 numbers, again each block of the 21 will repeat with PB.

        example one of the 21 blocks is 9-11-16-27-30, now this block will attack further with the same 5 numbers, but with 9, then 11, then 16, then 27 and 30 as PB hence finally since 56 cannot be PB when played the entire set of around 105 blocks on megaplier all players will have to be payed a million dollars each for 5 correct or less but certainly every person can count on 3+PB the least for certain. or the Jackpot, including the other divisions. Now there are over 250 million people in USA will mega millions pay million to  all 5 correct players, as they dont believe kaitas6 on skype can predict any lottery in the world inclusive keno.  if 10000 players got 5 correct or 4+PB on mega plier that works to 30,000 X10,000 dollars= 300million dollars.  will the FBI meet me in Auckland, New Zealand, as I am no more in DK.(Denmark)

        You seem to be confusing PB and MM as if they are the same game.  There are similar but have different matrices.  Before you start predicting any game read its rules.  If you still want to impress anyone with your prediction skill post some prediction on the prediction board.  Good luck.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 15, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

          You know it is possible this guy won the lottery and purchased seperate tickets I have done this before pooled with other people, however purchased my own set of tickets. What this guy can do for proof is if the store have a survelliance camera of him purchasing the 10-12 tickets for the group and then purchasing his tickets seperate then their attorneys want really have and argument.

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            Posted: March 15, 2012, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

            Well OldSchoolPa....ya think this is legit and we should all invest ???...mights well put me in a dress, bend me over the kitchen table and call me Hazel......With that said..., haven't seen any scams lately down here(but we are due), what about up your way ???

            Just the usual Nigerian or Chinese scam email from time to time...automatic delete! I can imagine if Dateline came to Illinois, he would uncover quite a few "Patel" type scams since Illinois is "home" to a large number of immigrants of both the legal and illegal backgrounds and Ilinnois requires SSN verification before you can claim a prize at the lottery HQ.

            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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              Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

              i have posted numbers and remarks too, i aslo have other sets of numbers, and my past winning records, you want to win you cant if not playing.. i am doing this for the winner who accoding to me ought to share with other members who payed him in the past to win lotto.  i am the only one on earth knowing how to predict numbers fo any lotto or keno with accuracy. take it or leave it. i have done in the past these feats.

              " i am the only one on earth knowing how to predict numbers fo any lotto or keno with accuracy. take it or leave it."

              Uhh... I think I'll leave it.

              I'd probably get tired of winning constantly.

              Thanks anyway. 


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                " i am the only one on earth knowing how to predict numbers fo any lotto or keno with accuracy. take it or leave it."

                Uhh... I think I'll leave it.

                I'd probably get tired of winning constantly.

                Thanks anyway. 

                hahaha this guy's funny but I'll play his numbers just for the heck of it. But he is talking of megamillions and powerball as if they're one and the same thing. How do I go about that one? hmmm

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                  " i am the only one on earth knowing how to predict numbers fo any lotto or keno with accuracy. take it or leave it."

                  Uhh... I think I'll leave it.

                  I'd probably get tired of winning constantly.

                  Thanks anyway. 

                  Ridge,,,,,,you know deep down, you wanna.  No No..Kudos for taking the high road......besides he could be a supporter of Americo Lopes and trying to help him recoup the 20 million that he just lost    Sad Cheers...never know Puke

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                    Posted: March 17, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                    I am winning for certain any lottery on this earth with my heartbreaking intelligence.  I have many members come and go, and till today for the last 30 years I have won over 800 million DKK (about 150 million US).  In all I have roughly collected 30 million US over these years to win the amount on most lotteries and keno games I won multiple times.

                    My way of dividing the amount is simple.  I dont make any copies etc of tickets or persons pooling get nothing from me, other than my word of mouth.  i was honest with a few and they spread the news and i am going fine so far winning for over 50,000 people on this earth.


                    In the first instance, I have a personnal interview with the person wanting to give me money, after scrutiny and making the interested customer understand the barriers and patiance required, then i select and opt to receive funds from the person on regular basis without a break.

                     

                    when i win for example 100 million DKK at the end of one year, all i do is yearly calculate, the toal blocks i played in keno and lotto to get the 100 million. On an average 1 block costs a dollar.  in the year i played 5 million blocks in all system games, and i won 100 million, each block gets 20 DKK.  If one poor lady payed me only one dollar in one year to play she will get half of 20 DKK or about 2 dollars, in short i in a glance sum up, all amounts payed into the account, and immediatly pay the sum into their accounts, i pay off half the winnings, has the other half is kept to try to win again, if i lost this, thats it... however everytime i win all get a share, and dormant people not paying for years too are in it.  if for one year you add nothing to the pool, you get 20% less of the winnings eventually you pay nothing in 5 years, finally you get nothing. Since I pay half, and when the other half wins, the dormant player again is in the win list, and this goes on, and my dormat p+layers too get amounts in their bank, although they pay me nothing, due to my policy.

                    I honestly feel like making public some numbers for the mega millions for friday 16th march 2012, so with the multiplier all got a feed, how many hten will credit to my account in new zealand about 50% for giving the numbers.  i may post number

                    Hi sky,

                    Must say I am very impressed with your credentials. Is there a way I could get in on these millions of dollars? I would be very happy to send you

                    whatever seed money you require to make this happen. Where can I wire this money to you immediately? Besides my routing and check account

                    numbers, is there anything else you require? Thank you so much for this great opportunity for over night wealth.   Lep

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                      Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                      You seem to be confusing PB and MM as if they are the same game.  There are similar but have different matrices.  Before you start predicting any game read its rules.  If you still want to impress anyone with your prediction skill post some prediction on the prediction board.  Good luck.

                      Won't happen.  What a shameful post Sky made.  Talk about scam-tastic.