UK £4million Lotto winner kept claiming benefits
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UK £4million Lotto winner kept claiming benefits

Lancaster : United Kingdom | Jun 13, 2012 at 4:00 AM PDT
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Used car salesman Edward Putman is said to have asked Lotto organisers Camelot for “no publicity” when he won the £4million jackpot in 2009.

That anonymity was ripped away yesterday when he charged with claiming around £15,000 in benefits.

Edward Putman ,46,appeared before magistrates charged with dishonestly claiming housing benefit and income support over a 20-month period, despite his sudden wealth.

Putman is charged with two counts of dishonestly failing to notify a change in circumstances.

Defence lawyer John Marchant said the 46-year-old will pay all the cash back.

Sources said an investigation began after council officers became suspicious when he tried to buy his former one-bed council flat in Hemel Hempstead with cash.

Putman is not the first Lottery winner accused of being a benefits cheat.

In April 2011, Lesley Brogan was jailed for 21 months after she claimed more than £100,000 for her 'disabled' husband, despite the fact that they had won £120,000 on the lottery.

In 2010 David Smith, 51, of Manchester, was jailed for claiming more than £21,000 in benefits after scooping £160,000.





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