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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winning $14.3 Million Iowa Lottery Ticket Mysteriously Turned In Just Before Deadline

2 hours before a winning lottery ticket was set to expire, two attorneys presented the winning ticket to lottery officials on behalf of a trust whose members remain unknown. Hexam Investments Trust is claiming the ticket, and their chairman, a business man by the name of Crawford Shaw of New Bedford, NY, signed the ticket that was verified as the winner. The ticket was purchased at a convenient store in Des Moines but it is not sure how it ended up in the belonging of the trust. A handful of people have called the lottery office claiming that the winning ticket had been stolen from them. It is not sure why the trust waited so long to turn in the winning ticket or where the ticket had been stored for nearly a year. One thing is sure... this whole thing smells awful fishy.