|Posted: July 29, 2013, 11:37 pm - IP Logged|
This is the part that gets me...
ln December 2011, a 77-year-old New York lawyer Crawford Shawwaited until minutes before a one-year deadline to turn in a winning Hot Lotto ticket. Shaw signed the ticket on behalf of a newly created trust, claiming he was its sole trustee. The ticket was confirmed as valid.
Shaw later said that he was representing an attorney for a person who purchased the ticket and wished to remain anonymous, and that he did not know the winner's name. He said the trust's proceeds would go to a corporation in Belize, a knowntax haven.
Lottery officials refused to pay the jackpot until Shaw gave them the names of everyone who had possessed the ticket in the year after it was purchased at a Des Moines gas station. They wanted to know that the ticket had been legally purchased and possessed. Shaw refused and offered to give the jackpot to charity before eventually withdrawing the claim in January 2012, walking away from millions.
l have NEVER ever heard of a Lawyer walking away from Millions of Dollars especially with a Valid ticket- ever.Something is fishy !!!