- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa woman who tried to have her boyfriend claim a $250,000 lottery prize has been given probation.

Court records say 21-year-old Ashley Bosler was given two years of probation at her sentencing Monday in Storm Lake. Bosler also was given a deferred judgment, which means the conviction will be removed from her record if she successfully completes probation. She’d pleaded guilty to theft of a lottery ticket or share.

Prosecutors have said Bosler was working at a convenience store when she found a winning ticket by scratching off a corner and scanning the bar code that confirmed it was a $250,000 prize winner. Prosecutors say she was 20 at the time - too young to play the game - so her boyfriend tried unsuccessfully to claim the prize.

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