Last month, a story came out about two brothers in Camillus, New York who bought a scratch-off lottery ticket from their parents' convenience store . . . and won $5 MILLION. But they waited SIX YEARS to cash it in. At the time, 34-year-old Andy Ashkar and 36-year-old Nayel Ashkar said they waited until right before it expired to cash it in because they wanted to get their lives squared away and make sure their girlfriends didn't marry them for the money. Well . . . it turns out that was all a LIE. These two guys are actually SCUMBAG CRIMINALS who are now in jail. Here's what really happened. A customer bought the ticket from the store back in October of 2006 when Andy was working. Andy knew it had won $5 MILLION but tricked the customer into only thinking it was worth $5,000. And then, because he's incredibly greedy, he even charged the guy a $1,000 fee for cashing it. He paid the man $4,000, then locked up the ticket. When he and his brother went to cash it in, lottery officials were suspicious from the start. Mainly because the Ashkars asked if they could take LESS than the full amount to avoid a press conference or having their names in the news. By law, anyone who wins over $1 MILLION in the New York lottery has to do a press conference. Instead, the lottery commission sent out that story with ALL of their details. About how they're brothers, how they waited on the ticket to square their lives away, everything. The plan was to hopefully root out the rightful buyer of the ticket. And it worked. The real winner came forward, told his story, and it checked out. So, on Tuesday, the Ashkar brothers were arrested and charged with grand larceny and conspiracy. [MyDriveFM.com]
The iPhone 5 is pretty good, and for most folks, its Wi-Fi is actually very good. But a lot of people have been reporting in that the Wi-Fi is actually awful, and can’t hold a signal at all. This should fix that right up for you. First off, this isn’t the same issue as Wi-Fi data bleeding onto your carrier plan (though the two could certainly be related). This new complaint has been observed by people holding an iPhone 5 in one hand, and an iPhone 4S in another, and the 4S getting full Wi-Fi bars while the iPhone 5 struggles to keep even just one for a few seconds. [Gizmodo]
If you're going to blow the whistle on an adulterous relationship with a senior government official, you might want to make sure you aren't running a major cancer charity scam at the same time. We're looking at you, Jill "Catfight" Kelley.