09-01-2004, 10:22 PM #1Former Member
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- Aug 2003
- In heels
Crime does not pay!
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - The old saying that crime doesn't pay seems especially true for a teenager who allegedly stole a lottery ticket but was forced to hand it over after discovering it contained the jackpot win.
The 15-year-old boy shoplifted the ticket from a grocery store outside the northeastern Swedish town of Oernskoeldsvik last week, local news media reported Tuesday.
When he went home and scratched the ticket, he discovered it contained a winning combination worth up to 7.5 million kronor or about $1.3 million Cdn. (1 million U.S)
Store manager Patrik Nygren, however, recognized the teenager on surveillance tapes, and went to the boy's house to reclaim it. Nygren then handed the winning ticket to police and reported the theft, the newspaper Oernsoeldsviks Allehanda reported.
Nygren told the newspaper he would contact a lawyer to see if he could claim the winning ticket for himself. However, state-owned Svenska Spel, which runs all government lotteries in Sweden, said neither the boy nor Nygren will get the payoff.
"Legally, we own the ticket until someone buys it, scrapes it and wins," Svenska Spel's spokesman, Claes Tellman, said Tuesday. "In this case, that hasn't happened."
09-01-2004, 10:30 PM #2Former Member
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- Apr 2004
bet the stupid kid wishes he had spent the kronor! hahahaha... of course in this country the thief would sue and win!