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Lottery Investigator: Andy Ashkar Couldn't Remember Day He Won $5M

Lottery Investigator: Andy Ashkar Couldn't Remember Day He Won $5M

A lottery investigator testified that Andy Ashkar could not remember the day, month, season or even year when he claims he won $5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket in his father's convenience store.

The trial of Ashkar and his brother Nayel continued with investigator Jay Hemlock's testimony. Andy Ashkar is accused of conspiracy and criminal possession of stolen property by stealing the ticket from maintenance worker Robert Miles in 2006. Nayel Ashkar is charged with conspiracy as well. Hemlock testified that the winning ticket was activated on October 26, 2006, and a $5 million winner was validated the next day. However, Hemlock testified Andy Ashkar could remember no details about that day. Hemlock testified that the questioning, along with other concerns lottery officials had, led them to believe they might not pay the ticket proceeds right away.

 

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