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Man pleads guilty to theft of winning $1 million scratch-off ticket

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By F.T. Norton
fran.norton@starnewsonline.com

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (StarNewsOnline) -- A Wilmington man charged with the theft of a winning lottery ticket that his wife claimed, pleaded guilty this month to stealing the ticket from the gas station where he worked.

Sean Mewherter, 21, pleaded guilty Feb. 13 in Brunswick County Superior Court to felony larceny by an employee. In lieu of five to 15 months in jail, Mewherter received 24 months of probation and a $316 fine.

In July, Mewherter's wife Mikala Fields took a $1 million winning 20X The Money ticket to lottery officials, and received a cash payout of $408,003 after taxes were withheld from the $600,000 lump sum.

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Was the money recovered?

There's a gaping whole in this story. It's sad to see an incomplete article that leaves readers uninformed. Was the money recovered or not? Was the wife charged as well? Finish your job amd let us know.....

it says to click here to

it says to click here to read more of the story -

wow... people... chill out and read

The state accidentally took

The state accidentally took the money...and accidentally spent it on unnecessary junk!