A Texas store clerk pocketed a customer’s winning lottery ticket, cashed it in and left town quick, fast and in a hurry.
After a customer handed the clerk his ticket and asked if the numbers were called, the clerk said no, pocketed the ticket and cashed it in. Apparently, the customer had no idea he had the winning numbers and trusted the clerk to be honest with him. The clerk got away with about $750,000 after taxes when he took the ticket to a lottery claim center in Austin and then had the money wired to a bank account.
Officers believe the clerk went back to his native country of Nepal. We know that 1 million will go a long way there. If convicted, the man could face up to 20 years in prison.