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The deadline has passed to collect on a $14.3 million lotto jackpot in Iowa. The twist in this story is someone actually turned in the winning ticket to collect the prize. Crawford Shaw, of Bedford, N.Y., turned the ticket in a year after the winning numbers were announced, just hours before the deadline, claiming to represent a trust that owned it. He sent the ticket to an Iowa law firm, via FedEx, to be awarded the money.

According to ABC News, when the Iowa Lotto challenged Shaw's ownership, he dropped his claim. The deadline for the jackpot passed, and that would normally be the end of the story. However, authorities in Iowa are investigating the matter. 

"The possibilities of what could have occurred here really are endless,"  says Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer, "It could have been as serious as someone being killed." It wouldn't be the first time someone »

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