By ALEX GINSBERG, NY Post
A Queens crook who sold strangers fake "winning" lottery tickets will spend 3½ to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny, prosecutors said yesterday.
Alvin Summers, 37, was accused of ripping off nearly 20 people in five counties out of up to $15,000.
He'd approach strangers with a spiel: He couldn't cash in the winning tickets because he had to be on a flight later that day, it would interfere with his welfare benefits, or some other excuse.
So instead, he'd offer the stranger the ticket, in exchange for about half the prize value.