A woman who won 500,000 Euros on a scratchcard lottery thought she had won big before the shop owner stole her ticket and ran away.
The woman in her 60s asked the shop employee to verify her winning ticket.
She passed the ticket onto the shop owner, who was her husband, to verify it. But after doing so, he jumped on his motor scooter with the winning ticket and never came back.
Shocking behaviour! Not only did he steal the 500,000 Euros winning scratchcard ticket, but he ran away from his wife and his shop!
The theft happened in Naples, Italy and police launched a manhunt for a 57-year old suspect. Presumably, an old man on a motor scooter looking very nervous.
Thankfully, they found him two days later as he tried to board a flight from Rome to the Canary Islands.
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And the Italian tax office froze all ticket winnings for the block of tickets, meaning he couldn’t cash in his stolen prize.
We just hope the wife and the unlucky scratch card winner are able to get their own justice on him before he goes to prison!
Investigators have launched an inquiry and hope to release the winning funds soon.
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