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Man Says $750,000 Lottery Prize Was Taken From Him

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Warner Robins, GA (AP) - Police have arrested a man who claims
he was robbed of a lottery prize worth $750,000.

Jose Antonio Cua-Toc is in the Houston County Jail and faces
charges of violating probation, terroristic threats and forgery.
Authorities say Cua-Toc told police last weekend that the man who
picked up the prize last week, Erick Cervantes, took the lottery
ticket from him.

Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says Cervantes
claimed Cua-Toc called him 15 times asking for some of his lottery
winnings and threated to kill Cervantes, his wife and their
children.

Cervantes says he bought his ticket with a friend with whom he
plans to share some of the money.

When authorities questioned Cua-Toc at his home, he admitted
asking Cervantes "to get his money back."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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