Lottery Winner Arrested for Drugs on "Lucky" Day

Accused drug dealer had winning ticket

By Matt Bartosik
|  Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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An Indiana lotto winner was arrested on his "lucky" day on drug charges.

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Are you having a great day today? Or are you having a miserable one? One Indiana man managed to have both in the same 24-hour period.

Mark Chambers, 20, was arrested by Gary police on Monday for dealing drugs, reports the Post-Tribune. When they emptied his pockets they found a lottery ticket.

A winning lottery ticket.

Worth over $2,000.

Do you think the police congratulated Chambers?

Undercover detectives reportedly bought cocaine from 41-year-old Anthony Williams. After the sale, they followed Williams as he picked up more cocaine from Chambers, police told the Post-Tribune.

Both were arrested.

When police went through Chambers' pockets, they found an Indiana "Pick Four" lottery ticket worth $2,260.

Yet, we don't think Chambers is feeling quite so lucky.

Detectives are investigating if they can seize the cash prize.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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