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Lottery Scammer Sentenced

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Lottery Scammer Sentenced

A 19-year-old high school student pleads guilty to trying to con the Maryland Lottery out of $175,000.

John Gilbert was sentenced in Baltimore County court Tuesday to 50 hours of community service and six months probation for presenting a counterfeit ticket for payment.

Prosecutors say Gilbert taped together the top half of a losing Mega Millions ticket with the bottom half of a ticket showing the winning numbers, which he'd played the day after the drawing.

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fja's avatar - gnome1

United States
Member #91
January 19, 2002
11927 Posts
Posted: August 18, 2004, 11:26 am - IP Logged

Now you know why he is a 19- year old High School Student......He's probably a sophomore at that!

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

    vincejr's avatar - wallace
    Somewhere in VA
    United States
    Member #1944
    July 29, 2003
    130 Posts
    Posted: August 18, 2004, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

    And the dummy thought that the barcode at the bottom of the ticket meant nothing?

    Well, I am sure that the MD lottery thanks him for contributing to funding their sports stadium bonds.

      ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
      United States
      Member #5328
      June 30, 2004
      1284 Posts
      Posted: August 18, 2004, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

      dumb. thats all I can think to say..oh his age got him off easy..

      have a great winning day!

        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Posted: August 18, 2004, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

        In Arizona, Iowa, and Louisiana, the minimum age is 21.

          Bug's avatar - avatar php?userid=678402&dateline=1071851147

          United States
          Member #788
          October 15, 2002
          471 Posts
          Posted: August 18, 2004, 7:21 pm - IP Logged


          For 50 hours community service you get a shot at $175, 000. Not a bad deal IMHO.

            whodeani's avatar - lightening

            United States
            Member #2484
            October 9, 2003
            212 Posts
            Posted: August 19, 2004, 10:07 am - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by Bug on August 18, 2004


            For 50 hours community service you get a shot at $175, 000. Not a bad deal IMHO.

            No, 50 hours of community service got you NO shot at $175,000.

              United States
              Member #379
              June 5, 2002
              11296 Posts
              Posted: August 19, 2004, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

              A shot at a forged ticket?