Archive for August 6, 2015
Not being honest about winning the lottery can have some serious consequences. That doesn’t mean you’ll get in trouble for lying about choosing a lottery annuity settlement over a lottery lump sum payout — it means lying about getting any lottery payments at all!
Here are just a few crazy things that have happened to lottery winners after they lied about winning.
Getting Sued. - Americo Lopes was a construction worker who won the New Jersey lottery. Like many might do after winning the lottery, Lopes quit his job. Except, he didn’t tell his employer that he quit because he was stinking rich. He lied, and told them it was because he needed foot surgery. When his coworkers discovered the truth, they weren’t happy for him — they were furious. Five of them sued him for lyin