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Police: LITH Teen Stole Winning Lottery Ticket

The Northwest Herald reports Nikko R. Gonzalez is expected back in court next month after recently entering a not guilty plea to a felony theft charge.

A Lake in the Hills teen accused of stealing a lottery ticket that turned out to be a $10,000 winner recently pleaded not guilty to a felony theft charge, according to a Northwest Herald article. 

Lake in the Hills Police say Nikko R. Gonzalez, 19, of 5421 Crossview Lane, stole a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket from a friend's parents while he was at their home playing video games, according to the NW Herald. 

The parents later learned the ticket was missing and contacted police, according to the Northwest Herald. The parents then learned Gonzalez had won the lottery. 

For more on this story, visit the Northwest Herald

R C Craig September 13, 2012 at 09:13 PM
you've got to be kidding, "not guilty," he collected the money, didn't he.
Dennis Peters September 14, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Actually, the owner is the one who's name is on the back.....lottery rules... Always put your name on the back when you buy it......

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