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Statement Of US Attorney Damian Williams On The Conviction Of “Lottery Lawyer” Jason Kurland

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
A Unanimous Jury Has Found Kurland Guilty of a Scheme to Defraud his own Lottery Winner Clients that Caused Losses of More Than $100 Million

“Jason Kurland marketed himself to the public as the leading lottery lawyer in the country and was successful in recruiting as clients some of the biggest lottery winners in U.S. history.  But then he used his position as a lawyer—a profession founded on duties of honesty and loyalty—to steer his clients to invest millions of dollars in companies that he secretly owned and took illegal kickbacks based on his clients’ investments without their knowledge. Ultimately, the defendant and his co-conspirators lined their own pockets while his clients suffered massive losses from their crimes.  I want to thank the FBI and the career prosecutors of the Southern District of New York who worked tirelessly to hold the defendant accountable for his crimes.”


Nicholas Biase
(212) 637-2600

Updated July 26, 2022

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 22-239