Kansas Man Wins Lottery Prize, But Can't Cash In

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, October 2, 2009

A former radio executive who admitted that he embezzled to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery cards won a $96,000 lottery prize.

Prosecutors say the prize money will go toward paying restitution to Paul W. Lyle's former employer, American Media Investments.

Lyle pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft for embezzling an estimated $87,750 from American Media.

It was during his preliminary hearing Sept. 21 that Lyle was notified that he had won a prize in a second-chance lottery drawing. The prize includes a boat, cash and tickets to a NASCAR race this weekend at the Kansas Speedway.

Lyle will be sentenced Nov. 30.

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