Lottery Winner Cheated Co-Workers

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:45 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 14, 2012 7:45 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: lottery winner, cheated, co-workers, pool, jackpot, New Jersey

A jury told a lottery winner in New Jersey he had to pay 5 co-workers $2 million apiece for stiffing them out of their share of the winnings. Americo Lopez worked at a construction company and began a lottery pool 5 years ago. He claimed his winnings were won on a personal ticket and not part of the pool. The jackpot was $38.5 million. A jury said otherwise.The 5 co-workers have to pay taxes on the $2 million.

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