2 men accused of gluing winning numbers onto lotto ticket

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Fake scratch-off lottery ticket. Source: Flowood Police Department.

By Associated Press

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.

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News outlets report 47-year-old Odis Latham and 48-year-old Russell Sparks were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket earlier that morning.

Officers were told the suspects presented an altered $100,000 ticket.