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$60 Million Lottery Won by Ex-Convict

12 September 2000

AUSTIN, TEXAS — As reported by the Associated Press: "…John Osorio, who is in his late 70s, and the woman he is sharing the jackpot with presented the ticket at the Texas Lottery Commission before being whisked away.

"…In 1972, Osorio was convicted of embezzling $641,000 from an insurance company's pension fund. Osorio was a businessman at the time. He served 14 months in prison.

"…Because of the scandal, nearly all high-ranking Democratic state officials were voted out of office in 1972…"

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