A Florida man was arrested this week after trying to cash in one of the 13 scratch-off lottery tickets at the same store police alleged he stole it from.
Herbert McClellan went to a Speedway store in Clearwater Beach to cash in the $30 ticket, according to a statement from the Clearwater Police Department.
McClellan is charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property, police said.
Florida police arrested a man this week for attempting to cash in a winning scratch-off ticket at the same convenience store he stole it from,authorities alleged.
The Clearwater Police Department said in an August 20 statement that the man was identified as 27-year-old Herbert McClellan.
According to police, McClellan "stole 13 scratch-off tickets from the Speedway convenience store at 32 Bay Esplanade. When he found out that one was a winner, he went back to the same store to cash it in."
The store workers immediately called police and McClellan was arrested, police said. The lottery ticket was only worth $30.
McClellan was charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property, according to the statement.
"It's safe to say it was not his lucky day," police said.
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