americo lopes

Americo Lopes, 52, hit the lottery with co-workers, but claimed the pot belonged to him because he bought his own ticket.

*The lottery is a funny thing. Doesn’t it seem that the more it’s played, the less people win?

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Well, at least, no one is making back their money. Is that why people get involved in these office pools?

They think that the odds are better when they get others involved? But one New Jersey man is kickin’ himself for being the lottery ticket buyer for his group.

His ticket was mixed right in with the pool … but he didn’t know that. (more…)