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article imageWinner of $2 million lottery arrested

By Owen Weldon     Jun 13, 2012 in Crime
A man who hit a jackpot worth two million dollars last February ended up being arrested over in Yuba County, California.
Sheriff's deputies in Yuba County say that John Ross Jr., 30, has been arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Lt. Damon Gil, said that Ross allegedly helped a woman from Hayward repair and hide a stolen car.
Skila ann Hickman was also arrested. Hickman, 21, was arrested on felony suspicion of having a vehicle in her possession, without getting the owner's permission. She was also charged with possession of burglary tools.
According to Daily Mail, Ross actually told the press that he was going to buy a car with his winnings.
According to HuffingtonPost, this is not the first time people who have won the lottery have found themselves in similar situations. Last month, in Arkansas, a judge ordered a new trial in which a woman won the lottery, and spent a lot of the winnings, but was going to have to potentially pay it back because she found the winning lotto ticket in the garbage, but the ticket belonged to someone else.
Another incident involved a 76-year-old lottery winner, who ended up suing her own son for fraud. In that case, her son allegedly tried to steal her prize money, which was around $5 million.
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