A Canadian woman thought she’d won the lottery—and technically, she had—until police discovered that the winning ticket had been purchased with a stolen credit card.
The unidentified 33-year-old woman was then arrested in St. John’s, Newfoundland, as she tried to cash in the ticket at an Atlantic Lottery office.
The prize would have been around $50,000, but the woman didn’t get to keep a cent because police say the ticket was purchased with the credit card of a man who’d reported his wallet as stolen.
The ticket was among several items purchased at the same store with the credit card.
The woman is now charged with theft and fraud. It’s not clear what will happen to the lottery winnings.
If it goes unpaid, the $50,000 will instead go into the unclaimed prize account, which goes toward future jackpots.
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