Shop worker caught in EuroMillions con
A SHOP worker has admitted attempting to falsely claim a £1 million lottery prize belonging to a great-grandmother.
Farrakh Nizzar told Maureen Holt, 77, she had won nothing when he scanned her EuroMillions ticket at a convenience store in Oldham, Greater Manchester. He told her he would throw the ticket away but then later phoned a lottery hotline to say it was he who had bought the lucky jackpot ticket from the store.
His con unravelled when it was discovered that it had been purchased on Mrs Holt’s Tesco club card at a Tesco Extra store in the town, rather than at Best One Convenience Store in Watersheddings Street.
Mrs Holt and husband Fred, 80, were on holiday when the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle draw which matched their numbers was made in June.
Mrs Holt said: “I just can’t believe it but at least he got caught. This money will mean my husband can finally give up work.”
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