Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sign your winning lottery tickets!!

Can we be any more clear than this cautionary tale?

More bad luck for lottery winner
After meeting Texas Lottery lawyers, he says their position is that store clerk indicted on lottery fraud charge is the winner.
By Peggy Fikac - Express-News

AUSTIN - Willis Willis, cheated out of a million-dollar jackpot, went to the Texas Lottery Commission on Monday to see if there was a way to get his money.

Instead, his lawyers said, commission attorneys told the 67-year-old Grand Prairie man that they consider the jackpot winner to be a store clerk who was indicted last month and charged with fraudulently claiming the prize.

"The lottery commission for the first time today informed Mr. Willis that they consider the lottery agent who stole his ticket to be the winner of the lottery ... because the clerk who stole the ticket, the agent of the lottery, signed the back of it," said Sean E. Breen, one of his lawyers.