NY Deli Owners Stole $1M Lottery Ticket: Cops

Police say the ticket was worth $1 million but the deli owner gave the man $1,000 in cash and kept the ticket

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:19 AM CDT
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NY Deli Owners Stole $1M Lottery Ticket: Cops

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Police on Long Island say a deli owner and his son are under arrest for scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket.
 
Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man bought the ticket Thursday.

  Police say the man scratched off his card and saw that he was a winner. He handed it to 26-year-old Karim Jaghab to get his winnings.
 
Police say the ticket was worth $1 million but Jaghab gave the man $1,000 in cash and kept the ticket.
 
The customer went back Friday. Police say Jaghab and his 57-year-old father Nabil Jaghab tried to give him $10,000.
 
The Jaghabs were arraigned Saturday on grand larceny charges. According to Newsday, their attorney said it was a simple mistake on a payout on a lottery machine.

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