Jury rules Elizabeth man cheated his ...

Jury rules Elizabeth man cheated his 5 co-workers out of a $38.5M jackpot from a lottery pool

There are 7 comments on the www.nj.com story from Mar 15, 2012, titled Jury rules Elizabeth man cheated his 5 co-workers out of a $38.5M jackpot from a lottery pool. In it, www.nj.com reports that:

A jury has ruled Americo Lopes cheated his NJ coworkers out of a $24 million lottery jackpot from a work pool.

For one New Jersey lottery winner, luck ran out today. Americo Lopes, who took home a $24 million jackpot three years ago, must surrender $20 million of that bounty to five former coworkers after a civil jury found he cheated the men out of their rightful share of the winnings.

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“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#1 Mar 15, 2012
Wow, if he won the amount 3 years ago, you can bet he's been planning his finances assuming he's getting the full amount. 20 million is huge difference when compared to 4 million if wasn't being conservative in his planning.

If he got the cash upfront, and he no longer has 20 million to spend, he may wind up in the negative after all is said and done.
Ronnie OG.

Sayreville, NJ

#2 Feb 22, 2013
Scum bag blood sucking leach.

Since: Sep 12

Makati, Philippines

#3 Mar 6, 2013
It's hard to trust anyone with money. Such a shame that for the sake of money you will cheat on your friends. Better to do it alone instead of lottery pool.
Family Orgy

Washington, DC

#4 Mar 18, 2016
Greed is good
Pull My Finger

Roselle Park, NJ

#5 Mar 18, 2016
I wonder do these people who work together walk into the store altogether and place the money into the clerks hand.? Or do they just say I will pay you tomorrow, and forget about paying the man with the lottery. ps, if they are Illegal than they should be turned over to the INS
Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#6 Mar 18, 2016
No, they hand the thief the money, and then he keeps the winnings. This guy is probably a wino, and he has spent the money.
Trumps Trailer Park

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Dec 14, 2016
Mexican drug lord

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