Scratching off an alleged scam

Why would someone sit on a $5 million New York State lottery ticket for six years? Prosecutors in Syracuse say the reason is the "winners" -- two brothers from a family that owns a convenience store -- had scammed the actual winner out of the prize when he brought the scratch-off ticket in to be redeemed. And it turns out the State Lottery suspected just that -- and had issued a press release about the "winners" last month in an effort to surface the alleged scam. [NYS Lottery] [Syracuse Post-Standard] [Syracuse Post-Standard]

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