IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Lawyers for a mysterious trust have
turned in the winning ticket for an Iowa Lottery jackpot worth up
to $14.3 million just hours before the deadline.
The ticket bought on Dec. 29, 2010, was due to expire Thursday,
and lawyers representing Hexam Investments Trust turned it in with
just two hours to spare.
The trustee of the trust is Crawford Shaw, a New York attorney.
But Lottery officials say it's not clear whether Shaw is the winner
or represents others. Shaw didn't return messages Friday, and his
adult son declined to comment.
Lottery officials say they are starting an investigation to make
sure the claim is legitimate.
Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the ticket shipped by
FedEx arrived Thursday in Iowa. She says, "It's amazing things
were cut that close."