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April 5th at 4:58am

Man steals $10 million lottery ticket from roommate, but the police were waiting

Adul Saosongyang certainly will not be remembered as a master criminal, but the Vacaville Police Department in California seemed to enjoy bringing him in when his amateurish plan to make off with a large sum of money (much larger than he realised) essentially saw him hand himself in to them.

Bugsy Malone or El Chapo he is not.

The Vacaville PD posted the entire story of his misguided plot and arrest on their Facebook page, along with a picture of him being hauled off by plain-clothes police.

This story of crime and punishment began when a man purchased a $30 scratch-off lottery ticket at the Lucky Grocery Store in Vacaville on December 20.

His punt on a pre-Christmas payout paid off big time with the ticket winning him $US10 million ($14 million).

The man misunderstood the extent of his prize, thinking he had won “just” $US10,000 ($14,000). He went home and shared his happy news with this two roommates.

Alas, when he went to collect his winnings the next morning, he was told his ticket was not a winner, and that it had been altered.