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Woman From The Burbs Caught With Fake Mega Millions Ticket

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) – It’s hard to cheat the lottery system but a woman from the suburbs allegedly tried.

Leandria Williams of Elgin was indicted Tuesday felony charges  of wire fraud, attempted theft and forgery. Officials say lotto investigator called police when Williams came to the department’s Des Plaines office with a fake winning ticket.
Lottery logs showed Williams’ ticket was actually bought 10 minutes after the March 30 drawing and her receipt was apparently altered.

Williams has been released on bail.

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