DETROIT (AP) — A man who was addicted to the Michigan Lottery has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a scheme that cost investors more than $23 million.
Viktor Gjonaj of Troy told people that he was plowing their money into real estate deals.
Instead, he was playing the Daily 3 and Daily 4 games — more than $1 million a week by 2019.
Gjonaj believed he had discovered a guaranteed way to win huge jackpots.
Instead, he wound up with a felony conviction.
Federal Judge Linda Parker sentenced Gjonaj to 53 months in federal prison.