Lottery ticket dishonesty

You've won £10, shopkeepers told Lotto winner... then they claimed his £157,000 prize for themselves


When Gwyn Badham-Davies checked his lottery ticket at his local newsagent’s, he was delighted to hear he had won £10.

But the hearty congratulations offered by shopkeeper Anne Jeevarajah as she handed over the cash concealed a cynical plot to steal the small fortune he had actually won.

Jeevarajah had discovered her loyal customer’s ticket carried five winning numbers and the bonus ball – worth £156,659.


Source: Daily Mail



Vocabulary:

delighted (adj) -

hearty congratulations -

a cynical plot -

worth £ -


to claim the prize -


to jail -

theft (n) -

flagrant (adj) -

a breach of trust -

to be dealt with seriously -

to forgive (forgave, forgiven) -


upset (adj) -

a ban -


a betrayal -


to spoil -

ongoing (adj) -

to take over (a business) -

to be due to happen -

a six figure windfall -

goodwill (n) -

unforgiveable (adj) -

to purchase -

to scan (a ticket) -

trust (n) -

to hand down a sentence -


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