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NY lawyer's decision to withdraw multimillion lottery claim doesn't end mystery over ticket
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ' A New York attorney's decision to withdraw his claim on a multimillion dollar Iowa Lottery prize doesn't put to rest officials' questions about how he obtained the ticket.
Crawford Shaw, of Bedford, N.Y., withdrew his claim Thursday on a multimillion dollar Iowa Lottery prize just as mysteriously as he has made it.
He said through a Des Moines law firm that he couldn't satisfy lottery officials' request for basic information about how he obtained the winning ticket.
The lottery has asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa attorney general to investigate.
Officials say Shaw submitted the ticket for redemption on behalf of a trust on Dec. 29, less than two hours before it expired.