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Mom accused of trying to help daughter with lottery fraud

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) -

Authorities have charged a Council Bluffs woman with lottery theft and forgery, saying she tried to help her daughter fraudulently claim an Iowa lottery scratch-off ticket prize of $50,000. 

Court records say 61-year-old Michelle Lett, went to the Iowa Lottery office to claim the $50,000 prize for her 19-year-old daughter, Katelyn Dolezal. That's when a check was issued in Lett's name. 

Police say Dolezal later called the lottery office for help, saying her mother wasn't going to share the money with her. 

Now, Lett is facing the same charge as her 19-year-old daughter. Lett's attorney says she plans to plead not guilty. 

Iowa law requires players to be 21 or older. Authorities say Dolezal was only 19 when she bought the winning ticket back in November. 

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