Trio charged in lottery theft
POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:09am
Group conspired to steal and cash elderly man's winning $10,000 ticket. Joe Nelson reports.
(WEAU) Two men and one woman from Eau Claire, Wisconsin are being charged with theft after police said they were caught stealing and claiming a winning $10,000 lottery ticket.
The rightful winner, a 65-year-old Eau Claire man, said he is putting retirement on hold after police said his ticket was stolen by a grocery store employee who was supposed to mail it in.
"I called the lottery office, and asked them 'What's going on? I don't get the money yet.' They tell me somebody else cashed it," the man said.
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