Trio charged in lottery theft


POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:57pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:09pm

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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