Man Gets Up to 25 Years for Stealing Winning Lottery Ticket
It was worth $5 million
A New York 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."