The shop worker from Manchester who stole a winning lottery ticket from 78 year old Maureen Holt has been jailed.
Farrakh Nizzar, 30, scanned her ticket in the shop but told her it had won nothing. In fact it had won £1 Million – which he later attempted to claim himself.
Routine checks by the lottery claims department showed irregularities and further investigation quickly turned into a criminal investigation.
Farrakh received a prison term of 30 months, and Maureen received her rightful winnings in full.