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Judge throws out some charges against lottery-thieving brothers

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Posted: April 16, 2013, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

and that makes it okay? i hope they get nibbled to death by geese.Mad

Yeah, the doper already said he knew it was a $5 million ticket when he handed it to the guy. He accepted the $4000. in cash and if the clerks would have been smart enough to cash in the ticket while the doper was busy doping up his $4k we would have never heard about this story.

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    Posted: April 16, 2013, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, I think he did get his money.

    All of it?


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: April 17, 2013, 1:09 am - IP Logged

      Not so lucky: $1m lottery winner left empty-handed after shop worker pockets his prize

      By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
      UPDATED: 03:49 EST, 23 October 2009

       

      A shop worker pocketed a customer's $1 million winning lottery ticket, claimed the prize and left town, possibly back to his native Nepal, authorities said.

      Police have seized more than $365,000 deposited in banks by Pankaj Joshi, a University of Texas at Arlington student who left his job at a Grand Prairie convenience store in June, according to court documents.

      Investigators said a 67-year-old customer - named as Willis Willis - came to the Lucky Food Store, in Grand Prairie, Texas, to have a Mega Millions ticket and two Cash 5 tickets scanned, because he had not been able to locate the winning numbers.

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      Unlucky for him: The Lucky Food Store in Grand Prairie, Texas, where Willis Willis had his lottery ticket swiped

      Joshi scanned the tickets - the Mega Millions ticket was a $1 million winner - but only gave the customer $2 for one of the Cash 5 tickets. 

      Joshi later went to Austin and cashed in the Mega Millions ticket, receiving $750,000 after taxes, a search warrant affidavit said.

      Authorities are looking into the possibility that Joshi has gone back to his native Nepal or elsewhere in South Asia, said Hector Gomez, the deputy U.S. marshal in Austin.

      'It’s fair to say [Joshi’s] been running since July 29,' Gomez said. 

      'So he has a bit of a head start on us. But he’s still only one mistake away from getting caught. It’s early in the investigation and we are still developing information about his relatives, family and the places where he likes to hang out.'

      The Texas Lottery Commission received complaints from store employees saying that Joshi never played the lottery. 

      The employees told lottery officials they thought that Joshi had obtained the ticket fraudulently, court documents said.

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      Another view of the store where the $1 million ticket was allegedly stolen

      Investigators confirmed that the customer, who was a regular at the store, bought the winning ticket on May 29 and went to the store to have it scanned on May 31.

      On June 25, Joshi cashed in the winning ticket at an Austin Lottery Claims Center, then opened several bank accounts using the $750,000 in winnings.

      'We intend to try to make the victim... as whole as possible,' said Patty Robertson, Travis County assistant district attorney. 

      'We are attempting to try and recover the remaining stolen money.'

      A Travis County grand jury indicted Joshi in September on one count of claiming a lottery prize by fraud, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Bail has been set at $10 million on the warrant.

      Bobby Heith, Texas Lottery Commission spokesman, said players should sign lottery tickets as soon as they buy them, Heith said.

      'Signing the ticket makes it almost impossible for someone else to cash,' Heith said.

      Rahman said even though Willis is upset about the missing money, he still buys lottery tickets at Lucky's.

      'He still trusts us,' he said.


      **** Beware of shady Clerks.....


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        Posted: April 18, 2013, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

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        I never trust them cashiers they are dIrty. I always make sure what amount I won. I also sign my power ball mega mills super lotto plus. That dude should of signed his ticket btw should of went to the nearest lottery office anything over 600 u won't get cash anyways u have to send it to the lottery via snail mail

         

        Or take it in person to the lottery office then get the check in the mail

        Or pick it up @ the lottery office. they need to be in prison for along time


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          Posted: April 18, 2013, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

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          Was this guy that got ripped off a old black guy ?

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            Posted: April 19, 2013, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

            I hope the true winner got his money. It's depressing to know that there are some people will do terrible things to steal money.

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              Posted: April 20, 2013, 1:31 am - IP Logged

              All of it?

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                PSYKO>takes>D>PLEDGE:

                never say anything about a judge (PSYKO agreed w/this JUDGE)>TRUST>HIM!!

                Todd>say anything (PSYKO agreeD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><TRUST>TODD!

                Todd>say anything Lottery Post News (reports) & Lottery Post member respond

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                  Posted: April 22, 2013, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                  White Bounce

                  Was this guy that got ripped off a old black guy ?

                  He was a crack addict and they gave him $4000. for his ticket. I think it was fair.

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                    Posted: April 23, 2013, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                    I hope they are convicted what's the old saying "if you do the crime you do the time".

                    I Agree! 

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                      Posted: April 25, 2013, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                      PSYKO>takes>D>PLEDGE:

                      never say anything about a judge (PSYKO agreed w/this JUDGE)>TRUST>HIM!!

                      Todd>say anything (PSYKO agreeD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><TRUST>TODD!

                      Todd>say anything Lottery Post News (reports) & Lottery Post member respond

                      Lottery News MUST BE FREE SPEECH >>R>>we R>>Dupe AlertDupe AlertDupe AlertDupe AlertDupe Alert     

                      Well alrighty then (I think).


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: April 28, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Well alrighty then (I think).

                        LOL


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                          Posted: April 29, 2013, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                          LOL

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                            Posted: April 29, 2013, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                            ok so judge  says they wont get charged because of  statute of limitations.  on the thft,.  but ity doesnt mean the lottery will pay them the money.  surely they have a duty to not pay it out to the wrong people. and i cn see a case for not paying these guys.

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                              Posted: April 29, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                              If it turns out they have legal right to the ticket, the state will pay.