A woman from Illinois is lamenting a life of crime right now. Even though she claims that the only reason she played the lotto was to get out of a life of crime. Police raided this woman’s home when they discovered a winning lottery ticket. When police investigated this a little more, they found out that the ticket had already been claimed for the $50K prize.
This story could’ve ended there, but it has a twist. The police department charged the woman with drug possession and sales, and that put her in front of a judge, and the ticket’s value on the line. Unfortunately for this woman, she would lose it all, as the judge decided to revoke the ticket’s win.
At the end of the day, after an appeals court, and some further investigation of the law, the woman lost everything. She would lose the prize on the grounds that the police believed that the ticket was purchased with drug money. This of course is a rare case, and one that should prove to be a lesson to anyone purchasing tickets with ill-gotten gains. Unfortunately, for this lotto player, sometimes, crime just doesn’t pay at all, even if you are trying to escape the criminal world.