Men try to cash lottery ticket with glued-on numbers

Police - Pair try to cash lottery ticket with glued-on numbers

FLOWOOD, Miss. — Two Mississippi men were arrested after reportedly trying to cash in a fake $100,000 scratch-off ticket, police say.

After speaking with officials at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, officers learned that the suspects presented a...

Posted by WLBT 3 On Your Side on Monday, January 6, 2020

Police in Flowood, Mississippi, were notified by the Mississippi Lottery Corporation when two men attempted to turn in the doctored lottery ticket. According to WAPT, Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, allegedly altered a ticket by gluing the winning numbers to match the $100,000 prize.

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Both of the men were charged with Conspiracy to Commit and Uttering Counterfeit Instrument over $1,000 and Latham was also charged with false ID information, according to WBLT.

The suspects are being held at the Rankin County Jail with no bond. Attempting to cash a counterfeit lottery ticket is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine in Mississippi.

Two Mississippi men were arrested after reportedly trying to cash in a fake $100,000 scratch-off ticket, police say.
Two Mississippi men were arrested after reportedly trying to cash in a fake $100,000 scratch-off ticket, police say. (File photo via Pixabay.com)