Within the intricate scheme to steal $20 million from the lottery by a family from Massachusetts

Authorities stated that a father from Massachusetts and his two kids stole more than $20 million . 

from the lottery through a clandestine network of convenience stores and tax-averse scratch-off winners. 

According to the Boston Globe's article on the tale on Tuesday, Ali Jaafar, 63, of Watertown, had attempted to explain away his winning streak as luck.  

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However, the lottery commission opened an inquiry into the "factually or statistically improbable" outcomes. 

According to the publication, he began the complex scam in 2011 when he claimed 136 lottery tickets for $217,000.

He claimed 214 tickets for a total payout of $367,000 the next year, and in 2013, the year he enlisted his sons Yousef and Mohamed in the scheme, he obtained 867 tickets valued at about $1.3 million, according to the outlet. 

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