Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say

Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say

Two Mississippi men are in custody after being accused of looking to declare a $100,000 lottery prize with a pretend scratch-off lottery ticket.

Mississippi Lottery Corp. spokeswoman Meg Annison mentioned the two folks got here to the lottery headquarters in Flowood Monday morning in search of to assert the prize.

Annison mentioned lottery officials straight away decided the ticket have been altered. It seemed glue have been used.

Annison mentioned the Lottery Corp. has measures in position to verify a ticket is legit, together with a bar code.

Sgt. Adam Nelson of the Flowood Police Department mentioned about nine:20 a.m., Flowood police won a decision from the Mississippi Lottery Corp. in reference to 2 grownup men making an attempt to cross a pretend lottery ticket.

Flowood officials arrived on scene moments later and took each topics into custody. After talking with lottery officials, officials discovered that the suspects offered a $100,000 ticket that have been altered through gluing the winning numbers on the ticket that matched the prize. The ticket was once signed and offered to the fee for cost.

Police arrested Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, either one of Columbus. They had been charged with conspiracy to devote a prison and uttering a counterfeit tool over $1,000. Latham was once additionally charged with false ID Information. Both had been held Monday after with out bond at the Rankin County Jail. Their preliminary court docket look is scheduled for Tuesday.

Mississippi’s lottery kicked off Nov. 25 with scratch-off lottery tickets. Powerball and Mega Millions ticket gross sales will start Jan. 30.

Updated: January 7, 2020 — 5:25 pm

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