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A couple who found a winning lottery ticket and cashed it in have been ordered by a court to pay back half the prize money to the woman who bought it.
Dorothy McDonagh, 61, dropped the £1 daily play ticket on the floor of her local Co-op store in Swindon on October 20 last year.
Michael and Amanda Stacey were convicted of fraud after they found the ticket, cashed it and then spent half of the winning £30,000 prize money on clearing their debts.
They were each given an 11-month suspended sentence in April this year.
On Friday, a judge at Swindon Crown Court ordered Mr Stacey, 43, to pay M
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
If someone drops a lottery ticket
and someone else finds it
that someone else cashes it
how can they find out that the ticket was originally purchased by the first person?
If the other couple says they bought, how can you proove they are lying?
It's a piece of paper with NO ID on it
Originally posted by Sliick
It has a transaction number on the ticket. If it was purchased via credit card, they can track the transaction number and pull up the name on the credit card. Still, she dropped it. Ever heard of finders-keepers?
Originally posted by mattifikation
Here in the States, you can only buy a lottery ticket with cash. The only way you could determine who really bought it is by checking the security camera where it was purchased.