NJ: Jury says man cheated co-workers out of $38 million jackpot

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March 14, 2012
Los Angeles Times    
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"Americo Lopes was the guy who ran the lottery pool among his fellow construction workers in Elizabeth, N.J. He's also the guy who tried to swindle them out of a $38.5-million jackpot, a jury ruled Wednesday. The jury awarded five of Lopes' co-workers a total of $20 million -- or $4 million apiece. Jurors rejected Lopes' claim that the winning ticket belonged to him and him alone, not a pool ticket he'd purchased along with his co-workers." (03/14/12)

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