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Lottery winner ‘won’t get £29,000 prize after buying ticket with stolen credit card’

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A lottery winner will not receive her prize money after allegedly buying the ticket with a stolen credit card.

The woman was on the way to the lottery offices in Canada when she was arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet and credit card fraud.

Her winnings totalled 50,000 Canadian dollars (£29,000) but Atlantic Lottery Corporation said they only pay out for lawfully acquired tickets.

Lottery ticket selection slips at a small kiosk in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The woman is accused of buying tickets with a stolen credit card (Picture: Getty Images)

The organisation said that the unclaimed prize account would go back into the draw for future winners to win.

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Police had been investigating a stolen wallet when they noticed that the victim’s credit card had been used to buy lottery tickets.

The suspect was later identified through CCTV at a store in Newfoundland where the tickets were bought.



In the process of making the arrest, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary stopped the vehicle in which the woman was a passenger.

Picture: Google Maps/ Atlantic Lottery Corporation office on Hallett Crescent Lottery winner 'won't get money because she bought ticket with stolen credit card'
Police arrested the suspect on her way to the lottery offices (Picture: Google)

The driver, another woman, 46, was also ticketed for driving with a suspended licence and without insurance.

Police impounded the vehicle and both women will appear in court, CBC reports.

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation said they will continue to monitor the situation.



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