Shortly before christmas taught an american man from the californian city of Vacaville a harsh, but useful lesson: sometimes you should just keep the good news for yourself.
It writes several media outlets including The Washington Post and the BBC.
With the hope to get a little extra money for the upcoming christmas days went the unnamed man into a supermarket and bought a scratch card 20. december.
Although the odds of immediately was not in his favor, so there appeared to be a win on the scratch card at 10,000 dollars (approx. 65.000 kroner) - thought he.
In his excitement he could not hide the prize of her two roommates, and therefore he told them about the big prize he had just won.
the Next morning he rang to the provider, the California State Lottery (California lottery, red.), of the scratch card in order to get his prize. But here, you could tell him that there was not any profit to download.
Fast fell the man's suspicion that one of his two roommates in the dead of night had swapped his vinderlod out with another non-profit. Therefore, he struck a quick visit to the local police station, who has told the story on their Facebook page.
Here it appears also that the police have chosen not to mention the victim by name at his own request.
Adul Saosongyang is accused of having stolen a scratch card with a prize of 10 million dollars from his roommate. Photo: Vacaville Police Department/Facebook
It didn't take long for the police to unravel the mystery of the replacement card. Two days later tried the 35-year-old roommate Adul Saosongyang to rake the man's card in the same place, as he himself had tried the day before, writing the police.
But the prize was 10,000 dollars, which he had otherwise been told. It was in the place of 10 million dollars (approximately, 65 million dollars).
the Provider was in a routine examination, as they do to all winnings over $ 600 (approx. 3900 dollars). When you are trying to rake in as big a gain must, among other things, fill in a form, the information provider according to the Washington Post.
A detective from the provider of the scratch card was set to investigate the matter further and, after having seen the video footage from the store where the scratch card was purchased, did he join forces with the local police.
on Monday summoned the characters of detectives Saosongyang, so he could pick up his winnings. The prize, however, was of a slightly different type than he had expected. He was arrested by police in Vacaville, which charged him for gross theft.
According to police, the man who bought the scratch card with the big win, has not yet received his prize, as the provider is still in progress with their 'administrative surveys'.