No hay for lottery winners’ horses

February 16, 2012

A California lottery winner was arrested Wednesday after Fresno County sheriff’s deputies found eight starving horses on the ranch Jose Francisco Romo purchased following his $40 million win in 2001.

According to reports in the Fresno Bee, Romo, 47, has relinquished ownership of all 11 horses found on his 40-acre Sanger ranch to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was booked for felony animal cruelty and bail was set at $40,000.

A neighbor reportedly told authorities that horses on the ranch appeared emaciated.



  1. RU4Real says:

    So what the hell did Romo use his “winnings” on? He probably sent every cent of it back to Mexico…

  2. RU4Real says:

    Despicable behavior on Romo’s part. What the Hell did he spend his winnings on? I hope all the horses are adopted out to good homes. He should never own another animal again. I wonder how he provides for HIS CHILDREN?

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