Lottery Winner's Spirit Crushed by Holiday Robber

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Wed, December 25 2013 at 1:09 PM, Updated: Wed, December 25 2013 at 1:24 PM

Medford man, Richard Silicani felt blessed to have won two big hands in video poker at the Lumpy's tavern in the Medford shopping center. Little did he know that he'd lose it all during a drug fueled robbery about an hour later. Today, without his winnings during and facing uncertain health issues, his spirit is crushed while he waits to find out if he'll be reimbursed.

The suspected robber is in jail on more than a million dollars bail facing robbery and theft charges.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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