June 11, 2010, - 6:51 pm

Beware of Mid-East Store Owners Cashing the Winning Lottery Tix They Just Sold You

By Debbie Schlussel

Sometimes, you can take the Arab out of the Mid-East, but you can’t take the Arab Street out of the Middle Easterner.  Check out what happened to Susie Betts, who bought two winning lottery tickets.  At least, they were winning lottery tickets .  .  . until the Iraqi store owners who sold them to her duplicated them and cashed them in “by accident.”


The Iraqi Arabs Who Sold Susie Betts Her Winning Lottery Tix Ripped Her Off

This isn’t a one-time thing.  This kind of lottery fraud happens all the time and it usually involves the same kind of perpetrator.  A Michigan State Police Detective told me he was involved in several investigations like these, all of them involving Arab gas station and convenience store owners, most of them Muslim.  He said they often forge duplicates of winning numbers and tickets, and one investigation he was involved in had Hezbollah ties, as the owner was a Shi’ite Muslim who was involved in illegally raising money for the group.

Susie Betts says her luck ran out when she redeemed her winning Lucky Lines lottery ticket only to find out someone else had claimed the prize.

In the Lucky Lines game, players’ numbers are printed in full view on the ticket and players can see instantly if they have a winner.

The problem is, it’s also simple for store clerks to spot a winner before it’s sold. . . .

Betts’ complaint that someone had cashed in her winning ticket before she did is one of six similar complaints about the game Michigan Lottery officials have received. Lottery spokeswoman Andrea Brancato said the complaints are under investigation. . . .

“Since there are no drawings to determine Lucky Lines winning tickets and the tickets themselves actually contain all the information necessary to determine if they are winners, a retailer could assess the status of a ticket,” Brancato said in an e-mail. . . .

Betts bought her five Lucky Lines easy picks tickets at Randy’s Market on Mount Elliot in Detroit. When she tried to cash in her $5 winning ticket at a different store, she was told the ticket was already had been cashed in.

“At the time, I was just concerned about my money, but then I started thinking about it and decided to call the lottery and complain,” Betts said. “It doesn’t hurt the lottery, it hurts the consumers that are playing the lottery.”

All of the complaints to the lottery involve tickets that were printed before a customer came into the store, and could have been printed out to find winners, cash them in and sell the losing tickets.

After Betts’ complaint, the Michigan Lottery sent an investigator to Randy’s Market, who discovered that Betts had bought two winning tickets. The other was a $1 win, and had also been cashed in.

The investigator asked her what time she bought the tickets, and checked that against the time stamp on her tickets.

“Some of these tickets were printed out an hour before I came in the store,” Betts said. “They’re checking tickets and laying (winning tickets) to the side.”

Rouni Abdulahad, manager of Randy’s Market, said it was all a simple mistake: Another customer didn’t throw away his or her winning tickets after they were cashed in.

“My wife cashed it and didn’t throw it in the garbage,” he said. “It was on the counter; she didn’t know the ticket was not good.” . . .

R-i-i-i-i-i-ight. Just a simple mistake. Uh-huh.

Brancato said all of the complaints are under investigation, and no action has been taken. Abdulahad is still selling lottery tickets, including Lucky Lines, at his store. . . .

Betts, who was laid off from her automotive job two years ago, said she plays the lottery just about every day. . . . “I’d like to win,” Betts said. “I’d like to catch a nice hit and be lucky enough to pay off these bills.”

Yeah, good luck with that, when the Mid-Easterner selling you the ticket is ripping you off.

Sadly, Susie Betts’ story isn’t unique. Incredibly, the store owners who ripped her off are still authorized to sell Michigan State Lottery tickets. Why?

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53 Responses

I think I know why: Islamist brown-nosing. Any one else doing the same thing would face a criminal investigation and jail time. Its accepted this is what Muslims do and they’re entitled to special treatment by the government. Cuz no one expects them to play by dhimmi rules – like state lottery rules. So they get away with it now and they will get away with it in the future.

NormanF on June 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Breaking news: Another civil war breaks out within the religion of peace

At least 45 killed, more than 600 injured in riots in Kyrgyzstan; ethnic Kyrgyz vs. Uzbek – both Sunni Muslim groups

Bill on June 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Ms Betts (and she does, apparently) put it best. If the lottery is nothing but BS and a ripoff for the sellers, what is the point. And how many others did this guy scam. Put both he and his wife in jail for a couple years.

pat on June 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

You sleep with dogs you get fleas. DON’T GIVE THE BASTARDS YOUR BUSINESS. Period. Ever.

samurai on June 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Dear samurai:

    Exactly! It’s your OWN FAULT! Never ever do any business either buying or selling with a muzzie.

    They have cooked up several schemes before you ever encounter them.

    As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Also the little signs they like to post about not allowing you to charge anything less than $10 is illegal. Report it. I’m sure you already posted this before, Debbie, but it bears repeating.

samurai on June 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Hmmm . . . One wonders how many bills Ms. Betts might’ve been able to pay with all the loot she’s wasted on pipe dreams. Sorry, but no sympathy from this observer.

Graty Slapchop on June 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    So,it is alright that the store owner robbed her, right? Betts did win. It was not a pipe dream.

    Worry01 on June 13, 2010 at 4:15 am

      I thought she won $5. So what.
      She goes to muslim owned businesses. That’s where my ADD kicks in and says I’m done with her. She’s obviously a laid off mechanical engineer.(sarcasm)

      samurai on June 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

      One ticket was for 5 and the other was for a whopping $1. Big bucks. She’s not worried about jihad so she’s a non issue. Except for the wide spread practice of cheating so many people like the scum bags they are. She’s a scum bag too for giving her patronage to jihad. Screw the bug eyed moron.

      samurai on June 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

        Samurai said:

        Screw the bug eyed moron.

        I laughed outloud. You’re right on! Keep posting!

        As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Hmmm . . . One wonders how many bills Ms. Betts might’ve been able to pay with all the loot she’s wasted on pipe dreams. Sorry, but no sympathy from this observer.

    Graty Slapchop on June 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Dear Mr. Slapchop:

    That woman was swindled. Whether she was foolish to gamble or not is irrelevant.

    Miranda Rose Smith on June 13, 2010 at 11:05 am

re: dogs/fleas. ..agreed….Samurai speakum truth. Sometimes just can’t avoid doing business with these folks, but if at all possible, give the business elsewhere.

Not Ovenready on June 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Dear Not Ovenready:

    Yes, you can avoid doing business with these savages.


    As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

And the government lets those slimeballs come here, set up a business and not pay any taxes for 7 years. If your an American you don’t get those breaks. Its no wonder most of the 7/11s are run by immigrants from pakistan, india, or some other mid eastern country.

A few years back I stopped in a duncan donuts shop run by such folks. It was in the afternoon and I wanted to take some donuts to my Mother who was living in a retirement home. I made a big mistake and bought a dozen. had to throw the whole box out. They were hard as a rock. It was the last time I stopped in that rat hole.

foxmuldar on June 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    A few years back I stopped in a duncan donuts shop run by such folks. It was in the afternoon and I wanted to take some donuts to my Mother who was living in a retirement home. I made a big mistake and bought a dozen. had to throw the whole box out. They were hard as a rock. It was the last time I stopped in that rat hole.

    foxmuldar on June 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Dear Sir: It’s Dunkin Doughnuts.

    Miranda Rose Smith on June 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

      You are right; it is Dunkin Doughnuts.
      And By the way, all their doughnuts are hard.

      Dean on June 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I know which stores to avoid in my area but if I find myself elsewhere entering one of these questionable etablishments I only buy what I really, Desperately need. If it’s gas I just get enough to get me to the next stop. Just give them “is that all the money I have in my wallet” look. If you find yourself alone in the store and they’re giving you that ‘can I help you look’ just ask them for something totally obscure like a foreign beer or anything else you know they wouldn’t sell, (Clamato works well) say thank you and leave knowing you’re not helping some damned terrorist group somewhere.
Other fun things: if you show up at the counter with your hands full just look in your wallett, slap yourself on the forhead and say “crap! I left it on the table” and walk out pissed off mumbling to yourself. Nobody wants to mess with a self-talker. If they offer to take credit tell them your identity’s been stolen 🙂

theShadow on June 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

The weird thing is that there is no shame. No insult. Nothing. Muslims will cheat each other. Torture kids. Mutilate people. Rip off the government. Rape the girl next door. F*** a goat. It means nothing to these savages.

pat on June 12, 2010 at 3:25 am

No sympathy for Ms. Betts, when I walk in an Arab run business I turn around and walk out without buying anything and don’t care if they know it. I will not support their rearming terrorist to attack our troops.

THE LORD THOR on June 12, 2010 at 6:08 am

One more lesson about anti-Semites (and many liberals). First, outrageous lies; second, it’s just like winding up a clock, whatever the occasion, whatever the subject, the same lies; bad enough they’re lies, but they’re also irrelevant to the post. So maybe next time Debbie might have to write about a Muslim who: (a) rips off food stamps, (b) kills someone on the subway, etc. etc., and these Muslim will regurgitate the same, poisonous conspiracy anti-semitic theories.

You can really get a lesson in how the Islamic fascists operate by reading this blog regularly, just don’t read some of the comments after you’ve eaten.

Little Al on June 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

To Graty: So what if she spends her money on ,tix,booze,drugs,whatever, It’s about getting ripped off in ANOTHER way by the Muzzies.

Sal on June 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

@jimbob, how long did you list take to compile? Mostly al jazeera and Huffington? Next time, base your list on items with facts, vice opinions and inuendos … kinda like your inuendo about having a ****, that’s where there’s no substance. Please, get off your Nation of Islam theme. It’s always someone else’s fault that the poor muslim is maligned? Yeah, right.

JS: Thanks to you, LA, Samurai, JeffE and others who responded to Jimbob. He’s now been banned (for the third time), and I deleted his disgusting, vile, BS comments. DS

Jus Soli on June 12, 2010 at 10:56 am


    you’re kind of like a sniper. When nobody knows you’re there, you’re there.lol

    samurai on June 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I’ve been urging Debbie to do this for some time. They still find a way here and all we can do is hold down the fort. Kudos, Debbie!

    NormanF on June 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Jimmy, you’re a piece of shit lying bastard. I hope a Jewish soldier did take the credit card of a flotilla activist terrorist and maxed it out on buying as many boxes of rounds as possible.lol

samurai on June 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

I also hope the Mossad takes care of some more garbage where ever it may be laying around.lol.

samurai on June 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

When did Muslims take over all of the gas stations/convenience stores in America? Travel in Northern NJ and that’s all you see pumping gas, gabbing away in whatever language they speak on their cell phones whilst pumping gas. I thought there were signs warning against doing that?

JeffT on June 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm

JeffT: the cellphone/pumping gas warning is a now-debunked myth. New gas stations/pumps no longer have that stupid warning fron an era, I suppose, when ignorance about radio technology and that perhaps ‘electric sparks” emanated from cell phones.

However, the islamification of America is not a myth. It is a disgusting and vile reality.

DS_ROCKS! on June 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Re: jimbob jones @ 6:46 am.

I noticed below that in your subsequent posts, you had indicated a wish for someone to substantively reply to this post. Well, how about if I take on your numbers one, six, and seven:

Re: “1- jewish soldiers massacre protest participants on board the floatilla to gaza”


This link:


Re: “6. Jewish nation accuses iran of acquiring or attempting to acquire nuks. Where they possess in excess of 200 warheads themselves. Bit hypocritcial if I say so myself.”

Not really. Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. They have been pretty open about that. And yes, Israel does have nuclear weapons. But there is a difference: Israel has the nuclear weapons to use as a deterrent against an unconventional attack, while Iran wants to use the weapons to destroy Israel. The general philospohy: for those nations that would use the nuclear and other unconventional weapons responsibly should be allowed to have them while those who would use them to attack another nation(s) should not. Israel falls in the first category, while Iran falls in the second.

Re: “7. Jewish forces sexually abuse palestinian children in their cuctody.”

Do you have any evidence of that? I will answer my own question: no, you do not. And by evidence, I don’t mean the say-so of an anti-Semitic lunatic, I mean video.

JeffE on June 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Re: my 10:54 pm post

    Video–meaning footage showing Israel doing what jimbob jones alleges Israel did in his #7.

    JeffE on June 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

JeffE on June 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

This is off topic like my last post about palins breast augmentation which may not be true. My question is, Debbie I’ve been visiting your site everyday to learn more info about the shady dealings of vannity and I was just wondering how much longer until you produce something? Maybe you don’t have anything else but I remember in one of your last posts about him you said “more to come.”

tyler on June 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

“The store owners who ripped her off are still authorized to sell Michigan State Lottery tickets. Why?”

Because the state will keep making it’s money anyway. Playing the lottery is for people who can’t do math.

Escovado on June 13, 2010 at 1:12 am

Weeellll now that was a great article. I wish more people were not afraid to print the truth. They had better get on doing something about these foreigners coming to our country and cheating our people or they might find out that Americans aren’t so laid back and tolerant after all. Once America has had enough weeeellll then the gloves are off.

Fantastic writing Debbie, Thanks

Tony Goff on June 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

Yet another reason to avoid Muslim owned businesses; although, thanks to the Michigan Lottery, this type of scam is very simple for any thieving clerk/owner to perpetrate. Muslims are not bound by any morals toward nonbelievers; if a behavior can somehow possibly be perceived as good for Islam, then anything goes, with full blessings of Allah, Mohammed, the Koran, the Hadith, etc.

DS previously wrote a very good piece about how to detect Muslim owned businesses; it is well worth reading.

Ace on June 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

The Ontario Lottery commission (the province of Ontario in Canada runs lotteries) noticed a similar scams going on. There’s a software program which can assess the “degrees of randomness”. And, guess what? When the lottery commission people ran a test to see just who all were “the winners” — guess what popped up? A disproportionate number of “winners” were the convenience store operators (the sellers of the tickets were winning the lotteries, big time– I’ve forgotten the exact number, but the odds of convenience store owners also being “winners” in lottery tickets was way, way, out of line. It indicated that a fraud was going on. They investigated (some owners of the stores were lottery “winners” multiple times!) I don’t believe anything more was ever done (yeah, political correctness, re: Islam — the province doesn’t want to be called “racist”, I guess.)

J.S. on June 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm


    pat on June 14, 2010 at 2:39 am

this has been going on for years in Ontario (and probably elsewhere in Canada.) Here’s an article from 2007 about a fraud which took place in 2004 http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2007/12/19/mississauga-man-charged-in-5-7m-lottery-fraud.aspx..the store owner defrauded lottery winners…Here he was caught and charged (I don’t know if said scumbag ever served time in jail. I’m guessing he didn’t).

J.S. on June 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

J.S., your link in your 11:13 pm post doesn’t work. It says “this page cannot be found”.

JeffE on June 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm

No sympathy for Ms. Betts, when I walk in an Arab run business I turn around and walk out without buying anything and don’t care if they know it. I will not support their rearming terrorist to attack our troops.

THE LORD THOR on June 12, 2010 at 6:08 am

What if the store has low prices and convenient hours and is near her house?

Miranda Rose Smith on June 14, 2010 at 1:50 am

oops…thanks for the note about the link not working, JeffE. Here’s a bit from the article:
“Ontario Provincial Police laid theft and fraud charges against a 60-year-old man accused of stealing a lottery ticket worth $5.7-million, following an investigation into “insider wins” at the Ontario Lottery Corporation.
Hafiz Malik, was arrested after a group of four people complained to the OLG they bought a winning ticket in 2004.
..[snip, JS]…”Ontario store owners and their families claimed about $100-million in lottery wins between 1999 and 2006, including tens of millions of fraudulent claims ignored by the public lottery corporation, Mr. Marin said in his report.” [Mr. Marin, Ontario’s Ombudsman, investigated the Ontario Lottery Corporation, after finding a number of “insider wins”.]

J.S. on June 14, 2010 at 10:51 am

These muslim owned stores should be watched very carefully, especially the gas stations. They all sell throw-away mobile phones and justify their need for large amounts of untracable units by telling whoever that they are part of his retail business needs. Just think of how many units these owners can hoard and give to their terrorist friends.

Another reason to avoid all muslim owned gas stations is because some day you know one of their terrorist buddies will decide he wants to go see allah in a blaze of glory.

Jarhead on June 14, 2010 at 11:03 am

Btw, I also recall reading (again, this was a number of years ago) of a related scam with the “Religion of Peacers” — apparently they had infiltrated into the Ontario Lottery Corporation, and were someone “rigging” the tickets. (I don’t have all the details of that little scam…although, I believe how it worked was that, after a draw, they could print out a “winner”, mark it in a way visible only to “insiders”, then send it out to their “friends”.)

J.S. on June 14, 2010 at 11:05 am




Carol Stein on June 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

OK I have a $5.00 winning ticket and Im going to see if the gas station owner ( in NY & Yes, religion of peace, who else?) will give me my $5.00 bucks. Yes, i know, it is stupid of me to buy these things.

Cat K on June 14, 2010 at 11:51 am

A long time ago, I worked part-time as an Arabic interpreter for Immigration & Naturalization Svc. as well as private industry. I got plenty of work from insurance companies, and when I asked one of them once how come so many claims filed by Arabs got disputed, they said that sad experience had taught them to red-flag most auto & property theft and damage claims filed by persons with Mideastern names as well as West Africans.

Ted Gruen on June 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

the same store owner was just caught doing a food stamp fraud. up on felony charges

Ken STONE on April 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

I would like to start off by stating that this is in fact racism. Why do people have to critisize a whole group because of several bad individuals. You guys talk alot of smack on here but stay quiet in public. You guys should also conduct research because there are more than 70 percent more white terrorist in the USA than arabic. The media is corrupt just saying what people want to hear!

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