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Mega Millions winner says ‘lottery lawyer’ hid ‘red flags’

By Rachel Scharf (July 19, 2022, 7:19 p.m. EDT) – “Lottery Lawyer” Jason Kurland stole from a South Carolina-based client and withheld key information as he invested part of his $1.5 billion salary of Mega Millions dollars in risky small business loans, diamonds and racehorses, the jackpot winner told a federal jury in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

A former insurance underwriter testifying under the pseudonym “Beth Smith” said she and her husband retained Kurland in 2018 after winning the biggest jackpot in history. Kurland, a former partner at Rivkin Radler LLP, is on trial before U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis for allegedly stealing from lottery winning clients and funneling millions into his…

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