Congratulations: Store Clerk Runs off With a 1M Lottery Ticket

- By Bossip Staff

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.

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  • Corduroy Johnson

    wow. poor fella

  • THE SoSelphish 1

    Sooooo.. messed up!

  • Old Timer

    I guess that was just too good to pass up.

    I wonder if the lottery people will make good on the winning ticket for the customer.

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    WELL DAXN!!!

    You got to pay attention when it comes to your lotto numbers. Come on now. People are gunning for extra dough.

  • whoozdat1

    Dateline just did a special on this! I check my mom’s numbers online for her now.

  • Kia

    She should not have given him her ticket.. Dummy!!

  • Aunt Viv

    That’s a da*n shame. Wow…

    I check my numbers online-don’t trust the store clerks. Didn’t they just bust a so-called Lotto ring recently for this?

  • Da Hook

    That’s why people need to learn how to read and write. Just look at the number yourself

  • Nique

    LMAO!! Thats what happens when you dont go online or call the number on the back of the ticket!

    -whats up with the pic though??

  • Fabulous is Contagious

    The Karma that man is about to receive for stealing this ticket is going to be ignant! Surely you will reap what you sow. YIKES!

  • Alrighty Then...

    Damn! They should pay the original winner… SOMEBODY would have to come up off my bread… that’s crazy…

  • Camille

    How can they prove that the ticket was the customer’s to begin with? What a shame.

  • MasterMK


  • Me

    That was here in Prairie View, Texas.

  • huh

    Jai Ho!

  • Yoda


    But homie will live la vida loca in Nepal with that cash.

  • 2cents

    I wonder how long it took the numbnuts to realize their ticket had won.

  • Unkle Ruckus

    Shit, they tell you to sign the back of the ticket as soon as you get it. That would have been enough to stop him from cashing it.


    That’s why you should sign the back of the ticket.



  • Roe

    Too Funny!

  • Yeah

    That happened in Grand Prairie, TX not Prairie View, TX.

  • POLO

    I never trusted them store clerks. The clerks sometimes will take the ticket and put it in the trash. At least here in the DMV the new lottery machines tell you if you won or not and you can scan your ticket yourself.

  • aleximaq

    I am so glad they have the automated machines here…I know if I hear “We’re in the Money”…playing…I better be getting my money….

  • DontBFooled

    It’s called always “sign your tickets right away people,” even if you don’t think it’s a winner! Whoever signs it is considered the owner. If you sign it, the lottery will take notice if it appears to be tampered with. They can backtrack to the point it was checked as winner focusing on security cameras. Some people never learn. You do not simply hand over your ticket to a minimum wage clerk or anyone for that matter. You can always cross out your signature later if you are sure that it is not a winner to prevent others from trying to copy and forge your name. Better be safe than sorry.

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