IBTimes.com has a story on a lottey winner’s name being used by someone else looking to cash in.
From the article:
In the digital age, teenagers in their parents’ basements can make a quick few million dollars off a good idea, and Turner seems poised to take that idea to the bank. On Wednesday, just 14 minutes after CNN posted a story announcing that Curry was the first of the two winners (the other winner has yet to reveal his or her identity and come forward to claim the prize, but is known to have bought the winning ticket in San Jose, Calif.) to be named in the nation’s second-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time, Turner purchased the Web domain IraCurry.com for a small sum.
From there, it’s all been gravy for Turner, who says he has been getting offers to purchase the site from pornography companies, investors and even a casino, for everywhere from a $500 bid from a co-worker just 30 minutes after he posted it to more than $300,000 over recent days, though he has had a hard time discerning which are real offers and which are fake. The best verifiably legitimate offer he has received came via eBay, where he has listed the domain for auction and the top bid was $14,995 as of Friday afternoon.
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