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Lottery investigator testifies she urged illegal immigrant to keep, sign $3M ticket
Testimony continued on Friday in a trial over a $3 million New York lottery ticket. (See Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial, Lottery Post, Sep. 20, 2012.) A New York State Lottery Commission investigator testified Friday that she urged an illegal immigrant living in Spring Valley to keep his signature on a $3 million scratch-off ticket rather than let someone else take ownership. When Elfido DeLaRoca, 45, of Spring Valley came back to her five months later in July 2011 sa
Sep 29, 2012, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial
A Rockland prosecutor today told a jury that an illegal immigrant's $3 million lottery dream was foiled by three conspiring men, while their lawyers contended the Spring Valley man created a nightmare for their clients with falsehoods to back out of contracts to share the winnings. The jury listened to opening statements at the start of a trial for Hickory Street store clerk Atif Ali, 28, of Spring Valley, store owner Riaz Khan, 45, and Mubeen Ashraf, 23, both of Monroe. They are charged w
Sep 20, 2012, 10:12 am - Lottery News

New Yorkers left $37M in lottery prizes unclaimed
A whopping $37.6 million in lottery prizes went unclaimed in New York last year from dreamers who plunked down their dollars for Powerball, Mega Millions and other tickets and never bothered to check them, according to New York Lottery statistics. The clock just ran out for one lucky $10,000 Powerball winner who bought his ticket for the Sept. 17, 2011, drawing at College Wines Liquors on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. The ticket holder had until midnight yesterday to claim the prize. A lot
Sep 17, 2012, 10:17 am - Lottery News

Staten Islander revealed as winner of $85M Mega Millions jackpot
A Staten Island, New York, woman who bought a lottery ticket while wine shopping can afford champagne now a lot of it. Jin Ok Choi, 54, was introduced at a Manhattan news conference Thursday as the winner an $85 million Mega Millions jackpot. Choi said she bought a quick-pick ticket when she saw how big the jackpot for the July 3 drawing had gotten. I'm still in shock, said Choi, who opted for a lump sum of $64 million and will take home $40 million after taxes. She plans to buy a n
Aug 20, 2012, 7:00 am - Lottery News

Brooklyn teen wins $1,000 a week for life
Having one of the family cars stolen turned out to be the luckiest break of his life. A Brooklyn teen who was riding with his mom and uncle to claim their stolen car from an impound lot bought a lottery ticket when they stopped for gas that will pay him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life. We went to go pick up the car and stopped here for some gas, 18-year-old Rob Salo, 18, said this morning at Coney Island Convenience on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, where he plunked down $2 for t
Jun 13, 2012, 10:19 am - Lottery News

N.Y. lottery winner's gain hurts his home town
One Green Island, New York, resident's Lottery bonanza could be a financial nightmare for the village's tiny school system. John Kutey's $28.7 million share of the $319 million Mega Millions prize in 2011 may lead to a mega cut in state aid for the Green Island Union Free School District. At risk are the district's staffing and educational programs. Saving them may mean another double-digit jump in property taxes. The village has the second largest tax levy rate hike in the state this y
May 30, 2012, 6:31 am - Lottery News

NY lottery winner charged with welfare fraud
Apparently one New York resident thinks getting $1,000 a week for life is not enough, and the taxpayers should give him more. A western New York lottery winner has been accused of improperly receiving more than $4,000 in public assistance. The Orleans County sheriff's office says 51-year-old Anthony Palermo of Albion began receiving $1,000 a week in 1998 after winning the Win for Life scratch-off lottery game. Police said Thursday that Palermo applied for and began receiving Medicaid and h
Apr 13, 2012, 4:37 pm - Lottery News

N.Y. woman claims $70 million Powerball jackpot
Tara Ramirez doesn't know what she's going to do after claiming a $70 million Powerball jackpot. But with an eight-figure nest egg, the Hartsdale woman can do just about anything she wants. Ramirez, 37, was presented a ceremonial check for the top prize in the multi-state lottery game Thursday at Dairydel on South Central Avenue in the Hartsdale section of Greenburgh, New York. On Feb. 24, she visited the store and played the winning numbers: 6, 11, 42, 53, 54 and the Powerball number 7.
Apr 5, 2012, 11:57 am - Lottery News

N.Y. man lost $100,000 in lottery scam
A Saratoga County, New York, man may have lost more than $100,000 in an international email-based scheme that used fraudulent IRS forms to dupe victims into believing they'd won a multi-million dollar lottery but needed to pay fees to collect their winnings. A 14-month investigation by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration uncovered a trail of email and bank accounts that led to European suspects who had obtained credit card and bank account information for an unknown num
Apr 5, 2012, 11:24 am - Lottery News

Toddler picks out winning NY lottery ticket
This little girl has the Midas touch. Two-year-old Anaya Hussain picked the New York Poker ticket that made her mother an instant millionaire. She touched it, an excited Afsheen Ahsan said Tuesday as she and eight other Lottery winners collected their winnings. If she didn't touch it, I wouldn't have taken it. She's lucky. A stay-at-home mom from Bay Ridge, Ahsan said she had just popped into the Top Convenience store in Brooklyn on Jan. 30 when her daughter reached over and placed he
Mar 14, 2012, 7:40 am - Lottery News