Skip to comments.Illegal immigrant 'scammed' out of lottery winnings by store clerk
Posted on 09/03/2011 5:03:08 AM PDT by lowbridge
He won $3 million, but his luck ended there.
An illegal immigrant was scammed out of a massive lottery jackpot by the man who ran the Rockland County store where the victim bought his winning scratch-off ticket, prosecutors said yesterday.
The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can't claim lottery prizes -- and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.
The claims were false; anyone can claim a lottery prize. But the lies scared the victim so much that he agreed to let the alleged scammer, a clerk at the A-Z Deli and Convenience store in Spring Valley, sign the ticket as a co-winner, officials said.
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“The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes — and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported”.
...sound logical to me.
“... that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes... would be deported”.
Personally, I believe that should be the policy. Guess I’m just jaded that way.
Illegals should certainly NOT be able to win government lotteries or any other government benefits.
The NY Post must have told the reporter to find a story where the illegal immigrant is victimized by legals.
So he will likely get a visa for the $500,000. A bit high for a visa fee, but it is a start...
OK in a court of law, how do you prove this story is true?
LUCKY OR PLUCKY: Suspects (from left)
Atif Ali, Mubeen Ashraf and Riaz Khan face
“The alleged lottery larcenist, Atif Ali, 28, also got the store’s former owner, Riaz Khan, 45, and his pal Mubeen Ashraf, 23, in on the scam,”
Seems entirely logical to me.
Those are some nasty looking people.
Great customer service, though. Always willing to help customers who have problems. /s
This story makes no sense. A large winning like 3 million goes directly to the state for redemption and not the store. I don’t believe a person could be that stupid.
Our immigration laws are obviously screwed up when guys like that are here legally. I don’t care if they were born here, we should be able to deport them. ; )
I suspect the illegal went to the store with his “problem” and made a deal on his own.
“The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens cant claim lottery prizes and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.”
Hell, here in Texas, their family would get a free education, plus college at in-state rates. Illegals are looked at as people to be treasured, certainly not deported.
One crook scamming another crook.
Do these three monkeys have green cards?
They should be prosecuted, jailed and then deported.
Dare I say it?
I wonder if they got any government grants for their store.
Hispanic illegal scammed for 3 million by Muslims. Are the Muzzies legal? How long before these Muzzies cut and run back to their turd world homeland?
Hey if they buy the winning ticket, they should be allowed to collect their money. I have no problem with that. And they should then be sent home to wherever they came from to enjoy it.
They can’t legally buy the ticket in the first place. Those tickets aren’t sold in Guatemala.
They took away the winnings from the 5 year old kids that switched places. I would imagine the lotto corp will do anything and everything to keep from paying. Being here illeagly and not being able to produce clean documents on who you are seems like a good way to decline.
But illegals are important to the NWO plan so they have different laws then the rest of us. The same way people of color have different laws then white Christians.
Satans plan is working like a charm, even though he loses in the end.
Probably. Doesn't seem too hard to get a visa if you're Muslim. Apparently, they "do the jobs Americans won't do" (open convenience stores in the 'hood).
Ugly bastards are they American?
They’re not representative of the America we know, but they’re probably technically here legally, or at least under the color of law. How often do we deny entry to young men with names and faces like theirs? We’re more likely to give them money to start businesses.
He won the game. His status is a separate issue.
A “U-visa” is a new one on me. Evidently it allows illegals who have been victims of certain crimes to.......obtain a visa.
yes its real
It can easily be got
An illegal alien female gets her boyfriend to beat her up...
Now shes the “victim” of a mugging
and now entitled to tea and comfort and a visa to stay here...
A U-visa is a new one on me.
Actually it is missing a letter “F” as in the FU america visa.
I don’t know about the lottery because when we were in Italy, we bought a lottery ticket and won 50 euro and of course we were not Italian citizens. I think the illegal was just ignorant. You don’t have to be a citizen anywhere in the world just playing the lottery (at least that I know of).
Good question? And if they haven't proved anything, why are the 3 being held in jail? The last sentence posted could be the real scam.
"He was afraid of what Atif Ali and the others claimed would happen," the victim's attorney, Thomas Sassone said.
The rest of his winnings, which came from the $3 Million Richer instant game, have been frozen while the case goes to court.
The three suspects are each being held in jail on one count of grand larceny.
Sassone said the victim, a dad of one, is now in line for a U-visa as a crime victim.
I'm sick of hearing about "the shadows." If it's so damned hard, GO HOME.
The clerk got greedy. He should've kept his bargain with the illegal.
Same here. I’ve always believed that if you were just plain stupid and ignorant, you deserve what’s coming.
give the victim his money and send him back to Mexico
and deport these three back to their Islamic cesspool
While you may not have been citizens, I think I'd be fairly safe in presuming that you were in the country legally rather than as an illegal alien.
In some states to claim lottery prizes you need two proof of id and a ss card,so the store owner may be right.
Certain terms and conditions apply. An American child cannot collect. An illegal alien has no legal right to be here to purchase the ticket. He should not be given privileges that American children don’t have.
Were you legally allowed to be in Italy?
Yes. Maybe that could be the reason.....lol.
I disagree. The lottery is a tax on stupidity. Like all taxes, its purpose is to raise revenue. Certainly, it would be bad public policy to discourage stupid immigrants from paying their taxes!
The lottery may be annoying when it slows down a checkout line at a convenience store, but one should console oneself with the thought of how gratifying it is to see the stupid pay their tax. Of course, the real task is to force the legislatures to use the revenue to reduce other taxes instead of to increase the size of government.
Canada has case after case of store clerks being entrusted with a winning ticket. Ten dollars handed over to the person handing it in. Again and again, the authorities plead with purchasers of tickets.
Sign yer bloomin'' name on the ticket first.
Or words to that effect. Attempted alteration brings immediate scrutiny.
Correction: An American child can collect. They can’t purchase the ticket, but if it’s given to them as a gift the NY Lottery makes provisions for paying them.
Oh, and to qualify to sell lottery tickets they require you to be a resident of the state of NY, but not necessarily a legal resident. Looks like illegal aliens are authorized to sell NY State lottery tickets.
not so fast, the PowerBall ('09) lottery denied, a Illegal Mexican Laby (1/3) part of 126 Million prize in KY....
she didn't meet eligibly rules & she was deported.
Deport the Muslims for being criminals let the Mexican collect his winnings, then fine him 299,999,999 for being here illegally and deport him. The only problem with this is lots of illegals use their stolen welfare and SS and whatever to buy tickets this plan might discourage them slightly.