Friday, September 7, 2012

Shop worker jailed over UK lotto fraud

A shop worker has been jailed for 30 months for trying to claim a winning GBP 1 million lottery ticket belonging to a pensioner couple. Farrakh Nizzar, 30, told Maureen Holt her EuroMillions ticket was a loser - and asked her if she wanted the ticket back. Mrs Holt, 78, and her husband Fred, 80, told him to bin the seemingly worthless ticket. In fact, when Nizzar scanned the ticket at his cousin's Best One shop in Oldham, Greater Manchester, where he worked, the terminal told him the holder should contact Camelot.