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Would You Give Your Dollar to Willis Willis?

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    Would You Give Your Dollar to Willis Willis?
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    SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 06: A Mega Millions lottery ticket prints out March 6, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The lottery jackpot was up to $370 million for tonight's drawing, which will take place in New York's Times Square instead of the usual drawing location in Atlanta. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    By now you've heard the story of Willis Willis, whom we would like to call Willis Squared from now on.

    Willis² was duped out of his million-dollar Texas lottery ticket and now the Texas Lottery Commission's lawyers say they aren't coughing up a dime toward Willis²'s rightful winnings.

    More than 60 percent of NBCDFW users are furious about the Texas Lottery Commission's stance on the subject.

    NBCDFW reader Nick Russo has a plan and you Texans can help.

    Russo proposes all Texans who would normally spend a dollar to play the lottery instead put that money in a fund. Then Texans would come up with Willis²'s winning jackpot. And what if "we" raise more than Willis²'s jackpot winnings? Well, then "we" hand it over to the Texas Lottery Commission so that it can set up a reserve fund in case some scoundrel takes off with a winner's ticket again.

    We at NBCDFW have a better idea, instead of giving the lottery commission the money,  "we" should put the excess money in a reward fund to find Pankaj Joshi, the Grand Prairie convenience store clerk indicted for lottery fraud.

    Lotto Winner and Attorneys Meet with Lottery Commission

    [DFW] Lotto Winner and Attorneys Meet  with Lottery Commission
    Willis Willis went to Austin to meet with the Texas Lottery Commission about possibly getting his money after a store clerk stole his winning ticket.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009)

    When caught perhaps we can subject Joshi to paper cuts using that ticket he gave Willis² that was worth a measly $2.