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Lottery Winner Arrested for using Stolen Credit Card to Buy Ticket

Tags: Canada, fraud, lottery, Newfoundland Island.
Posted on 01 March 2019 by "T".

A Canadian woman accused of buying a lottery ticket using a stolen credit card was arrested while she was on her way to the lottery office.

When she attempted to claim her $50,000 prize for her ‘Super Crossword' scratch card at the Atlantic Lottery center in St. John's, Newfoundland Island, the 33-year-old lady was arrested by police waiting nearby.

The woman was caught red handed after a man reported to police last Wednesday that his wallet had been stolen. He then learned his credit cards were being used to make many purchases in the town of Paradise, including a winning lottery ticket. The female suspect was identified through a CCTV at a store in Newfoundland where the tickets were bought.

When the news circulated in social media sites, people were pleased upon hearing of the karmic justice, but one thing kept them curious - who then would be eligible for claiming the $50,000 prize? Speculations were posted on Reddit saying the money should go to: the actual owner of the credit card used to buy the lottery ticket, the credit card company, the store where the winning ticket was sold, or to the police (could be counted as proceeds of crime).

Of course, the lady suspect will definitely not be given the reward, but unfortunately for the actual credit card owner, he will also not receive it. The Atlantic Lottery stated their policy says they can only pay prizes for ‘lawfully acquired tickets'.

What that means is the $50,000 will most likely be sent into the corporation's "unclaimed prize fund", which will then be added to future jackpots.

As for the woman who won the jackpot fair and square but sadly used a credit card that's not hers, she's now facing two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud.

Source:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4914936/woman-steals-credit-card-lotto-ticket-win-arrested/

 


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13 comments for "Lottery Winner Arrested for using Stolen Credit Card to Buy Ticket"

 doubletop77701/03/2019 09:45:47 GMT
This is quite an incredible story and i am glad that they caught the woman responsible for this theft. I would think that the owner of the credit card was hoping that the prize would go to them but that is not going to be the case
 Mysik8601/03/2019 10:21:13 GMT
That is not fair, that the owner of card wouldn't get the prize. And the Atlantic Lottery takes away the prize. I think that someone should get this winning, because winning is winning, no matter who will win.
Imagine, that someone stole card to buy-in the WSOP, then will win the WSOP, what will happened? Bracelet will be give to the fund ?
 rogan1100001/03/2019 11:14:08 GMT
Wow, real cosmos bumerang.
She stole a wallet, take a money and cards, buy lottery ticket become really happy for winning 50k and then get busted for using stolen credit cards and go to prison.
Lol
 Mober01/03/2019 11:21:49 GMT
What a story there. It was like a payback Smile
I dont agree with the company's policy there.
The money has been won. Instead of adding them in a future jackpot,
they should make a donation of their choice.
Or let the credit card owner, where the money will be donated.
 dule-vu01/03/2019 13:10:05 GMT
this story is one in million!what a chance to win on lottery big amount and with stolen credit card and then police come to you!dont say that is right what she done with card and spending money from other man,but still what luck you have to have to win something and then to finish in jail is sick!
 pajalnick01/03/2019 20:20:49 GMT
usually the casino wins ... it’s very sad that the Casino always wins ... of course, in my opinion, the win had to be given to the cardholder .... but the laws are such that they protect in the powerful of the world .... this is very sadly
 Mysik8602/03/2019 06:46:42 GMT
Posted by Mober:
I dont agree with the company's policy there.
The money has been won. Instead of adding them in a future jackpot,
they should make a donation of their choice.
Or let the credit card owner, where the money will be donated.


Exactly, I think the same. Win is win, no matter how achieved.
 CALICUL02/03/2019 09:16:32 GMT
I do not understand how can some people to be so stupid. When you steal a card you can not buy some shopping. When you buy a lottery ticket with a stolen card it's like you want to get to jail. If that woman was really smart she buys that ticket with cash. The stupidity cost and i hope she will get to jail because he deserve this thing.
 Gerimantas03/03/2019 17:26:31 GMT
Yes of course loke calicul say it is very stupid thing to make buy from credit card which is stole, you better take sokem money and make purchase of ticket with this money and then can say that it is your money you ise and not stolen
 pajalnick03/03/2019 20:21:33 GMT
this criminal confirmed my theory so that basically all criminals are distinguished by a bad mind .... Now she will have time to think what she did wrong ... but it seems to me that nothing will change ... she will not increase her mind from sitting in jail .. only restriction of freedom
 dule-vu04/03/2019 12:32:57 GMT
you take credit card from somebody and you can do whatever you want with this card,you can spend on his money on aynthing and from all things you choose to buy lottery tickets!what a crazy person you have to be to do that!
and then when you win,you go to pick up this money!
 damosk04/03/2019 17:41:50 GMT
There is no justice in trying to evade justice as justice will always (well, sometimes) prevail. Well done to those law enforcement officials who managed to investigate their way to get to this arrest. Let us hope that the true scales of justice will be balanced and an appropriate outcome be provided for this bad person.
 bowie198404/03/2019 22:17:21 GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
this criminal confirmed my theory so that basically all criminals are distinguished by a bad mind .... Now she will have time to think what she did wrong ... but it seems to me that nothing will change ... she will not increase her mind from sitting in jail .. only restriction of freedom

The only thing wrong in this story that the lottery company won again, not having to pay the 50k.

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