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Winning Lottery Ticket/Stolen Credit Card

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md
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Posted: October 28, 2005, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

Here's some interesting news from Oregon.

A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.

Christina Goodenow, 38, of White City in southern Oregon faced numerous theft-related charges, forgery and possession of methamphetamine, said authorities, who searched her home Thursday. The card belonged to a deceased relative, they said.

If convicted of any of the charges, Goodenow will not be able to collect prize money from the winning ticket, said police Lt. Tim George.

Oregon Lottery officials refused to discuss specifics of the case because an investigation is still under way.

"I'll be fascinated to see how this shakes out," Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said. "In my 12 years with the Oregon Lottery, this is the first time I've encountered something like this."

Goodenow purchased the winning ticket October 9 using a credit card that had belonged to her mother-in-law, who died more than a year ago, police said.

Goodenow traveled to Oregon Lottery headquarters in Salem on October 12 to accept an installment payment of $33,500. The $1 million grand prize is paid out over 20 years.

Detectives began tracking Goodenow on Wednesday after learning that she had used the credit card to purchase several items, including the ticket.

A search warrant served at her home Thursday turned up some methamphetamine, but little money, George said.

"Our investigation is still trying to determine what happened to the $33,500," George said.

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

    Wasn't this just posted?

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      Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

      Posted where?

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        Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

        It was posted this morning. http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/121942

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: October 28, 2005, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

          Hummmmmmm ...

          Cheers

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            Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:03 pm - IP Logged