Lottery Winner?
I did it

Cobleskill, NY

#1 Dec 9, 2008
Hey, Port Henry...What's the scoop on somebody in your town winning a huge lottery that was split with a lottery group? Any truth to it? We are hearing rumors in Ti..clear it up for us.
Olivia

Lake George, NY

#2 Dec 10, 2008
I heard the same thing it was a guy that works at Bryants, rumor has it he won like 270,00 some odd and he had to split it win 5 other people over the internet. just what I heard.
insider

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Dec 10, 2008
It was $258k and he did work at bryant's. He has been out do to an injury though. Guess it couldn't come at a better time. I just hope it's all legit and it ain't a scam that comes back to bite him in the butt. Some people have all the luck.
I did it

Cobleskill, NY

#4 Dec 10, 2008
I heard it may have been a scam. Poor guy if it was. That would be a horrible Christmas to think there is money and then to find there isn't. Most of those scams come from over seas to jerks who prey on anybody in the name of greed. But, if he did really win then wow!...congrats!!!
it was a scam

Clifton Park, NY

#5 Dec 15, 2008
just spent the money b/f he found out it was legit idot!!!!
I dont

West Hartford, CT

#6 Dec 16, 2008
lol, I also got one of those letters in the mail. It said I had won 250k and the letter included a check for $5,000.00. It really all looked official and real. However, I know better. Money just doesn't fall from the sky and you can't win a lottery you didn't play in.
The scam works like this. I was supposed to deposit the $5,000.00 in my bank account and then send (by western union)$3,000.00 back to the 'lottery' folks to pay the taxes.
And that's the scam - they get $3,000.00 from me, and then the check I deposited into my account bounces and I am on the hook for the $3,000 I sent by western union.
I actually still have that check with me.
I dont

West Hartford, CT

#7 Dec 16, 2008
sorry about the double post - my browser crashed.
what is wrong with people

Clifton Park, NY

#8 Dec 16, 2008
I am sorry but I feel that if you are stupid enough to believe you can just cash a check like that and it isn't a scam, not to even question it. Then start spending like a rock star you deserve what ever happens like in his case with thousands in bounced checks the only one I feel sorry for is his kid!

Since: Dec 08

Horseheads, NY

#9 Dec 16, 2008
We went through this same ordeal about 8 months ago. We recieved a check in the mail for $3500 and was asked to cash the check and western union $3000. Instead of being wishful thinker's we, researched the lottery company online and found out that the address for the company was out in the middle of nowhere. Then we called the bank from which the check came from and asked about the check we recieved. The bank told us that the account was real but, there was nothing in the account. We later brought the check to our bank and they agreed with us that it was a fraud however, they decided to let their fraud investigation unit check it all out.
Reality Check

Wilmington, NY

#10 Dec 18, 2008
Hope the idiot faces Felony fraud charges for being stupid enough to think he won a lottery he never entered. Just how freaking stupid can a person be? You get told by two different banks that the check was fake and you just shop around until you find someone to chash it for you? You deserve to go to jsil simply for bring stupid
pOOpeR sCooPeR

Warrensburg, NY

#11 Dec 18, 2008
Not the brightest bulb. Obviously......
too bad

Warrensburg, NY

#13 Jan 2, 2009
did eric get arrested? what kind of charges is he facing? what happens to his little boy does the whitch get him? is he in jail?
do tell

Warrensburg, NY

#14 Jan 2, 2009
who is the court clerk in port henry.i really find it hard to believe that scozzie and venne wouldn't do anything if this kind of behavior was
taking place,they are pretty sharp guys.
informed

Warrensburg, NY

#16 Jan 3, 2009
mind your own business why do you care
wondering

Lake George, NY

#17 Jan 3, 2009
who in port henry won the lottery??
stupid or what

Warrensburg, NY

#18 Jan 3, 2009
i do i mite just have stock in this u never know do u ask bit--
stupid or what

Warrensburg, NY

#19 Jan 3, 2009
does this hit home 2 u is that why u r so pissed

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