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Thief Buys Winning Lottery

Thief Buys Winning Lottery Ticket, Won’t Get Prize

A lottery winner has been refused her prize money after allegedly buying the winning ticket with a stolen credit card. The unnamed woman was on her way to the lottery offices in Canada when she was arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet and credit card and accused of credit card fraud, it turns out […]

Stealing Roommates Lottery Ticket

Man Accused of Stealing Roommate’s Lottery Ticket

California Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a winning lottery ticket from his roommate as he slept. Police say Adul Saosongyang attempted to claim the $10,000,000 prize on Monday after stealing it from his friend, but they arrested him as he turned up to claim the prize. Police in Vacaville, California, about 35 […]

Shop Supervisor Jailed

Shop Supervisor Jailed for Stealing Scratchcards

A store supervisor who stole National Lottery scratchcards from her employer to buy a new car has been jailed. Gemma Francis began working at Costcutters store in Ripon Road, Winton in Dorset in December 2017 and began stealing lottery scratchcards almost immediately. The thefts went undetected for a year but at the end of last […]

Police Appeal

Police Appeal After Lottery Scratchcard Theft

Police in Exeter are appealing for witnesses after a man entered a shop stealing a stash of lottery scratchcards. The incident took place in the store on Pinhoe Road in Exeter last Wednesday night when the man entered the shop, walked to the till area and removed the lottery scratchcards, leaving the store with them. […]

Stole Vulnerable Winner

Men Who Stole from Vulnerable Lottery Winner Jailed

Two members of a gang who befriended and stole from a vulnerable woman who had won the lottery have been jailed. Aaron Harvey and Lee Khan from Middlesbrough conned the woman out of thousands and it’s believed they only targeted her because she was so vulnerable and had won £1,000,000 on the National Lottery. In […]

Stole Scratchcard Winnings

Shop Worker Stole Scratchcards and Claimed Winnings

A court has heard how a woman stole £1,300 worth of scratchcards from her employer and fraudulently claimed over £750 of winnings from those scratchcards. Anne McInnes from Banbridge in Northern Ireland pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by abuse of position in court this week. It was alleged in court that at the […]

Raiders Stole Scratchcards

Raiders Stole Scratchcards Before Colliding with Police Car

A court in the UK has heard that thieves targeted National Lottery scratchcards when they used a concrete slab to smash their way into a local shop in Epworth near Scunthorpe in October last year. Nigel McKenna of Scunthorpe and Duncan Robinson of Haxey admitted the crime in court this week, after events on October […]

Liquor Store Theft

Liquor Store Worker Caught Trying to Steal $600 Lottery Ticket

A cashier from Florida has been caught trying to steal a $600 winning lottery ticket in an undercover sting. Crystelle Baton worked at the Winn-Dixie Liquors store in Fort Meyers in Florida where she tried to cheat a customer out of a $600 lottery win, unlucky for her, the customer was actually an undercover lottery […]

Tomas Wilcockson theft

Newsagent Worker Charged over Lottery Theft

A former assistant manager of a Shrewsbury newsagents has been charged with stealing from the National Lottery to the tune of £100,000! 30-year-old Tomas Wilcockson from Shrewsbury appeared at Telford Magistrates Court this week to face that charges of theft. The accusations in court are that between February 2014 and July 2015, while he was […]

National Lottery Fraud

UK Lotto Paid Out Millions on Fraudulent Ticket

An enquiry into a lottery ticket query from back in 2009 has confirmed that Camelot, owners of the National Lottery paid out £2,500,000 on a fake lottery ticket! The Gambling Commission has conducted the enquiry, which contains information on how Edward Putman, and lottery employee Giles Knibbs forged a lottery ticket and claimed a £2,500,000 […]