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NY man gets maximum sentence for stolen $5M lottery ticket

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Posted: July 25, 2013, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

All lottery vendors and their employees should get a copy of that article.

This won't stop future shop owners from stealing beside they steal millions each year without being caught. This was only one store busted on $5m theft so ask yourself how many more got away and how many more will get away in future. l always check my tickets myself but as long as there is too much money on the table the Devil is waiting to make a deal everyday. l just saw the movie R.I.P.D today they are the kind of cops we really need lol

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    Posted: July 26, 2013, 1:28 am - IP Logged

    Miles said he wasn't thinking clearly that day because he had been high on crack cocaine the night before.

    Um, to say that his 5 million dollars is going to go up in smoke is a drastic understatement I believe.

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      Posted: July 26, 2013, 5:48 am - IP Logged

      Nice to see he got the MAX.  And yea I wonder if NY Lottery took the Lottery out of the store? Or even if the store is even open anymore since the story broke.  Thought I saw/read somewhere the locals are not shopping there anymore?

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        Posted: July 26, 2013, 6:22 am - IP Logged

        Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.

        I Agree! Looks bad

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          Posted: July 26, 2013, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Stunned ? ! lol

          Law School 101= stealing is a crime.

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            Posted: July 26, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

            Miles said he wasn't thinking clearly that day because he had been high on crack cocaine the night before.

            Um, to say that his 5 million dollars is going to go up in smoke is a drastic understatement I believe.

            Lol   Excellent point , Goteki54

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              Posted: August 10, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

              We have to keep in mind that being greedy will get us nowhere. If we have ambitions in life to become rich we have to work for it. If we want to win lottery, we have to play to win it. We cannot fully enjoy to spend money that we didn't work for. I hope people will think twice before taking advantage of other people too.

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                Posted: August 16, 2013, 4:40 am - IP Logged

                Nice to see he got the MAX.  And yea I wonder if NY Lottery took the Lottery out of the store? Or even if the store is even open anymore since the story broke.  Thought I saw/read somewhere the locals are not shopping there anymore?

                I heard his father PLEAD GUILTY got probation and lost his lottery machines and rights to run them. About time.  So the other brother got off and these 2 get time.  Now lets see if the real winner gets paid ?? That would be a nice ending to this crappy story (yet happens ALL TOO OFTEN).

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                  Posted: August 16, 2013, 5:43 am - IP Logged

                  I think up to 25 years is harsh. They were foiled before they could collect the money, difference between that and collecting
                  or killing and collecting. That might be a life sentence for some people depending on age/health. Stealing is wrong but the
                  legal system is so lopsided that if a discovery is made to prevent the crime from coming full circle (get money and run)
                  then the sentence should not consist of making examples of certain people and not of all others with the same charges
                  by prosecuting to the full extent of the law and giving a sentence fitting of the crime. Do you really believe
                  25 years is fair? It wasn't fair for them to try to pocket what wasn't theirs but let the punishment be just and don't let
                  the whims of judges take the place of consistent sentences.

                  I just can't help think about the people that wound up dead due to money/lottery/tickets or lost their money
                  altogether with no chance of recovery and had to live that nightmare. The people that committed the crime against
                  some of them got a cake walk and shouldn't have gotten off as easy.

                  The 'real winner' is waiting for an ok to collect his money? He still has the chance of getting the money. The decision
                  lies with the state now on whether or not to pay him? - That should be a crime too. If he doesn't get the money, is that
                  stealing and worthy of a 25 year sentence too? It should be.

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                    Posted: August 16, 2013, 6:44 am - IP Logged

                    so wh is taking a book on how long the junkie winner lives?  after getting his money. he should  book himself into detox, and get a trust fund to only pay his bills for  him, and not allow him any cash. so he can dry out and get a life worth  living.

                    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                      Posted: August 16, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                      so wh is taking a book on how long the junkie winner lives?  after getting his money. he should  book himself into detox, and get a trust fund to only pay his bills for  him, and not allow him any cash. so he can dry out and get a life worth  living.

                      Hopefully he'll get the annuity although if he's still a junkie, I'm not sure if that'll even help.  It's a tough one because he's obviously not up to the task of dealing with sudden wealth but where do you draw the line? When do you butt in and start managing lottery winners' lives without trampling on their freedom?