Remember The New York $5 million Brothers? It Was A Scam!

November 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Last month, we bought you the story of brothers Andy and Nayel Askhar, who won a whopping $5 million on a scratch card purchased at the parents store in Syracuse, New York. Their story was unusual as they waited six years to claim their prize, as – unlike lottery winnings on the Powerball or Megamillions which must be claimed within 90 days to a year – scratch cards prizes don’t expire until a year after the end of the game. However, it has come to light in the first few days that the ticket actually belonged to another customer of the store, and the brothers have been charged with scamming the winning ticket from its rightful owner! Read more

Woman bought her first ever lottery ticket and won

October 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Lottery Winners

Not all lottery winners buy tickets every week, in fact some people have never played the lottery. But as we always hear ‘you have to be in it to win it’, which is exactly what a lucky woman from New York did. After needing to break a note to get change for the bus ride home, the woman bought her first ever lottery ticket and won the $5 million jackpot.

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