If you’ve ever been lucky enough to score a winning lotto ticket, make sure to stay extra cautious when cashing it in.
Clerks scam winners more often than you may think, pretending to throw winning tickets away and telling customers they didn’t win — only to keep the tickets for themselves.
Crystelle Yvette Baton, a cashier at the Winn-Dixie Liquors in Fort Myers, Florida, recently tried using this shameful trick.
When the man approached Crystelle to claim his winning lotto ticket, the 42-year-old employee scanned the ticket and realized it was worth $600. However, she allegedly told the man his prize was only $5.
Crystelle quietly pulled $5 out of her purse and handed it to him.
The man left with his measly earnings, and she thought she got away with it. Little did she know, she picked the wrong customer to trick.
You see, the man wasn’t actually a customer. He returned to Crystelle’s register and revealed his true identity… and the winning ticket was found hidden inside her notebook.
Watch the video below to see how justice was served, and please SHARE this warning with your friends on Facebook!
Footage provided by WFTS Tampa
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