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Mississippi men accused of gluing winning numbers onto scratch-off lotto ticket

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 14:54:23-05

Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing scratch-off ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.

News outlets report 47-year-old Odis Latham and 48-year-old Russell Sparks were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket earlier that morning. Officers were told the suspects presented an altered $100,000 ticket.