According to police, the shopkeeper is suspected of running away with the customer’s winning lottery.


The illustration in this photo is a pen and scratch card for a EuroMillions ticket.
  • Tobacconist owners accused of stealing a customer’s winning lottery were detained at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on Sunday.

  • However, authorities could not find his winning ticket and released him at his own discretion.

  • The search for missing lottery tickets (equivalent to about $ 580,000) will continue.

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Police detained the owner of a tobacco store that allegedly stole the customer’s winning lottery and booked a flight abroad. time report.

The man was found by police at Fiumicino Airport in Rome on Sunday when he tried to board a plane to the Canary Islands, but authorities could not find a ticket.

On Friday, a woman in her late 60s bought two “scratch and win” lottery tickets at the store. One of them was a winning ticket with a prize of 500,000 euros ($ 580,000). Associated Press..

The woman gave the winning ticket to the clerk, who later gave it to the owner for additional confirmation. According to Italian news reports, AP reported that the owner did not return the ticket and instead fled to the scooter with the winning ticket.

According to AP, authorities searched for the man at the airport, but could not find his winning ticket.

The man was released at his own discretion after being detained. time report.

The Italian tax office, which runs the lottery, said that for each AP, it blocked the lottery numbers sold in stores to prevent thieves from cashing their prizes.

Meanwhile, authorities are still looking for a missing winning ticket.

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