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Lottery Winner Cheated Co-Workers

3 years ago March 14, 2012 Mar 14, 2012 Wednesday, March 14 2012 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:45:42 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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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