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Court Awards Ore. Agency $1M Lottery Ticket

July 12, 2012  | 

The Medford (Ore.) Police Department won the lottery Wednesday, after an appellate court awarded the agency a $1 million scratcher illegally purchased by a woman in 2005.

The agency won its court battle with Christina Elizabeth Goodenow, 45, who argued that it was excessive punishment to strip her of the $1 million in winnings, reports the Mail Tribune.

Goodenow had purchased the winning ticket on Oct. 9, 2005 at Fair City Market in Central Point with the stolen credit card of her boyfriend's deceased mother. Goodenow racked up $12,000 in charges on the card.

Tags: Identity Theft, Asset Forfeiture, Medford (Ore.) PD


Comments (3)

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Robocop @ 7/12/2012 6:40 PM

Really? Excessive to take from her the money that was won by a lottery ticket bought with stolen money? LOL! No, not excessive at all, it's Karma dummy as it just bit you in the behind! I hope that this woman is still in prison for her crimes too!

Mike @ 7/12/2012 9:02 PM

I'm all for the police departments getting granted monies from seizures and the like, but I think that the boyfriend (if he was innocent in this) or the rest of the family if he were not should be granted the money through her estate. That would make sense to me and would benefit the family of the victim

Jason @ 7/13/2012 6:37 AM

I'm surprised the State's Lottery Commission is going along with this. I would expect this ticket to be declared void.

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