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Iowa Lottery release video in lottery fraud case

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Still frame from a video provided by Iowa DCI Still frame from a video provided by Iowa DCI
DES MOINES (KWWL) - A surveillance video purporting to show who really bought a multi-million-dollar lottery ticket in 2010 has been released by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations.

DCI is asking for the public's help identifying the man who bought the ticket on Dec. 23, 2010, as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.

Officials caution that they don't believe at this time that the man who purchased the ticket committed any crime. The winning ticket also is no longer valid, as the deadline to collect any prizes has passed.

The ticket was purchased at the Quik Trip on East 14th Street in Des Moines.

In 2011, the Iowa Lottery received phone calls from someone who had the 15-digit security number of the ticket. However, that person did not match the purchaser of the ticket and later said he was representing an anonymous party who was the purchaser of the ticket.

In late December of 2011, the Davis Brown Law Firm, based in Iowa, came forward with the ticket. The ownership claim was signed by Trustee Crawford Shaw, with an investment trust based in Belize.

In January of 2012, Shaw met with Iowa Lottery officials and said he was unable to identify the owner of the ticket, nor did he know who the ticket's owner was. Later that month, Davis Brown withdrew the claim on Shaw's behalf.

Investigators continue to pursue the fraud case and have developed leads in Texas.

If you recognize the ticket purchaser, please visit this website to tell DCI: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7Z59VRZ-HOTLOTTO_TICKET_PURCAHASE_TIPLINE
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