Father and Son Accused of Giving $1,000 to $1M Jackpot Winner

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Two men in Hempstead, New York have been accused of trying to cheat a store customer out of $990,000. The owner of the Peninsula Deli & Grocery along with his son reportedly tried to scam a patron by offering the unidentified man $1,000 cash for a lottery ticket that was a $1 million winner.

Two men in Hempstead, New York have been accused of trying to cheat a store customer out of $990,000. The owner of the Peninsula Deli & Grocery along with his son reportedly tried to scam a patron by offering the unidentified man $1,000 cash for a lottery ticket that was a $1 million winner.

The victim, who reportedly has trouble speaking English, thought he had won on a scratch off ticket. He handed it to the 26-year-old clerk, who is the store owner’s son.

The worker examined the ticket for a moment then scanned it and got a message noting the customer was a jackpot winner. Instead of following the computer prompts, he told the victim it was only worth a grand.

The clerk immediately handed over the cash in exchange for the scratch off. The victim was initially thrilled he won, however the euphoria didn’t last for long.

He became suspicious the following day and returned to the deli. Once the clerk was confronted, he offered the man $10,000.

The man wisely contacted police, who discovered the ticket was a million dollar winner. The father and son duo were arrested and charged with grand larceny.

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