Iowa Lottery Winner Must Explain Mystery or Lose Jackpot

A $16 million lottery jackpot in Iowa may be forfeited if the mystery winner fails to explain by Friday how he got the ticket. The winning ticket in the December 2010 Hot Lotto drawing was purchased in a Des Moines convenience store, but nearly a year later a winner from New York came forward with a vague story, confusing lottery officials. On Dec. 29, 2011, just two hours before the deadline for a winner to claim the jackpot, two Des Moines attorneys presented the winning ticket to the Iowa...Full Story
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