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60. Woman Lies About Winning Lottery
A 39-year-old woman admitted that she had lied.
claimed that she bought the latest winning lottery
in Massachusetts, but then lost it. The ticket
worth $18 million after all deductions. Jean Fenn
charged with grand larceny. A conviction could put
in prison for up to seven years.
winner of the ticket, Kevin Hayes, 66, presented
a week ago to the liquor store where
had bought it. That store will receive one
of the prize, or $180,000. The owner of
store, Mark Abrams, 56, was overjoyed. “Last year
had a storm that blew half of our
off. It cost $25,000 to put a new
Hayes said he was reminded to check
numbers when he heard that a woman had
her winning ticket. He and his wife had
camping in the mountains when the winning number
“But I feel sorry for this woman,"
Hayes. "She only did this out of desperation.
fact, I'm going to help her out financially
she gets out of prison. It’s a shame
this wealthy country has so many poor people.
, I’m going to donate a lot of this
to different charities. What do I need $18
The checks to Hayes and Abrams should
within two weeks, according to a lottery spokesman.
spokesman mentioned that lottery players should remember that
odds of winning the lottery are only about
in forty million. Even so, most people think
SOMEONE has to win, and it might as