Listen Live on  
 

NewsRadio WHAM 1180

Rochester's News, Weather & Traffic Station
 
 

Lottery Ticket Stealer Sentenced

 
Lottery Ticket Stealer Sentenced
Posted July 23rd, 2013 @ 11:59am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ A Syracuse man convicted of possessing another man's winning $5 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

The Onondaga County prosecutor's office says Andy Ashkar, of Camillus, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 8 1/3 to 25 years for having the ticket that was stolen at his parents' convenience store in Syracuse in October 2006.

The same judge who convicted Ashkar in May of criminal possession of stolen property handed down the sentence, citing his ``rapacious greed.''

Prosecutors say Ashkar had stolen the winning scratch-off ticket from the real winner, Robert Miles. Lottery officials say they're close to determining whether the ticket belongs to Miles.

Ashkar's brother was cleared of conspiracy charges.

Recommended Stories

More from NewsRadio WHAM 1180

*