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Man Who Won New Jersey Lottery Jackpot 3 Times Turns Out To Be A Scammer/Fraud

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MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

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Posted: July 27, 2016, 4:19 am - IP Logged

Thanks.

Most of the money would be deposited in Hamiltonincome, a financial investment firm. They guarantee 6% return every three months with little as a $1,000 deposit. That rate is higher than any bank can give.

That sounds like a Ponzi scheme.

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    Posted: July 27, 2016, 5:44 am - IP Logged

    stop bi*ching.   Nobody can scam the lottery.    They scamming us everyday.    I have no sympathy for you.    I guess you either sent him in money.  Or youre trying to promote the site yourself.   Maybe your fake venting  will get more sales.     Bye felicia

    my name Lil Darryl   you got some Milk

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      Posted: July 27, 2016, 7:39 am - IP Logged

      The state pays him to show these videos,Just like the lady in Tennessee,every scratch off she buys is a winner.Explain that one.

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        Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:31 am - IP Logged

        Yeah he says he has spent $135,000 and he has a $200,000 winner (2) $20,000 winners, (2) $10,000 winners, (1) $5,000, numerous $1,000 winners, at least 200 $500 winners, thousands of $100 and $200 winners posted on YT. along with who knows how many $5-$50 winners. This is not an amount of winners ur going to get spending nust $135,000 i dont care how lucky. I agree i doubt hes cheating the lottery although thats possible its unlikely. The point Im making is he was claiming he figured out  a system to beat the lottery and was even writing a tell all book (for sale now ). Turns out he has been ripping off several hundred people through his mad amusements website to fund his gambling addiction and that makes him a scammer/fraud.

        Very plausible. The $135K (or was it $125K? https://www.lotterypost.com/news/298726/4444634 ) is what he claimed to have spent. The total value of the tickets purchased is likely at least double that when factoring in previous winners that he cashed to buy more tickets. Take that into account, and his numerous big wins is even more plausible. It should also be noted the jackpot odds on some of the games he played were relatively good.

        With that said, the way he presented wins in his videos could mislead some to believe he was able to choose winners. When in reality he would scratch off the validation code and check it at a retailer beforehand to determine whether a ticket was a winner and for how much. He acknowledged doing this in his comments, but many viewers didn't read and/or understand what he was doing.

        Where it gets sketchy, in regards to his YouTube lottery channel, was his implication that he had a "system" of finding winners. On multiple occasions he would put up videos portraying winning tickets being scratched "Live!" without the validation code being scratched. To some viewers, this seemed amazing. However, if one thinks it through a bit, one realizes it's possible he scratched many tickets on video beforehand until he found a "winner" to scratch "live".

        Sadly, some viewers seem to buy into his ability to find winners / having a winning system without fully questioning what was happening. Many were clamoring for his upcoming book, ready to shell out money believing they'd learn a winning system - maybe they would, but most likely not.

        Fortunately, many viewers do use critical judgement and will call out questionable activity. Without going into much detail, an operator of another lottery YouTube channel used to solicit funds via PayPal to buy tickets with and then PayPal back (or buy more tickets at option of the submitter) any winnings. Seemed a cool idea, and many of such videos were entertaining. However, some viewers raised the point of what if the channel owner scratched off a big winner - would they send the winnings back to the submitter or substitute the big winner with a lesser winning / losing ticket...

        Needless to say, the Youtube channel owner was eventually banned from accepting PayPal and ceased doing such videos. Unfortunate, if he was truly being honest (don't know either way), but on the other hand, with so many out there desperate to eek out a living, the temptation to scam others, especially in the realm of gambling is so high, that many feel it's better to err on the side of caution and assume the worst until conclusively documented otherwise.

        Getting back to Mike Ducker, it seems the bigger question, based on various comments and links posted in this thread, isn't whether the instant wins were legit, but how he acquired the funds to purchase so many tickets.

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          Posted: July 31, 2016, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

          It's a Ponzi scam. You'll be surprised how many here will fall for that kinda scam.

          There's a sucker born every minute. P T Barnum

          P.T. Barnum made that statement in the 19th century. I'd say we need to adjust the figure to a sucker born every 10 seconds in the 20th and 21st centuries.

          LOL

          Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

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            Posted: July 31, 2016, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

            I heard that the Brooklyn Bridge is for sale...real cheap.

            Anyone want to buy it?

            The Meatman

            “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

            Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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              Posted: August 7, 2016, 9:40 am - IP Logged

              "Personally im not the one to judge people"

               

              I bet you wouldnt buy anything off his website.

              I have no idea who he is or what he sells. I probably wouldn't buy anything off of his website. That has nothing to do with judging him, though.

              I am a $20,000 winner from a Georgia Lottery scratch off game called "$3,000,000 Taxes Paid"!