Pakistani shopkeeper tried to dupe pensioner, 77, out of £1million lottery win

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  1. Blackwater

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    Pakistani shopkeeper tried to dupe pensioner, 77, out of £1million lottery win by offering to throw 'losing ticket' away... before trying to claim prize himself :shocked::rofl::rofl::rofl:



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    When great-grandmother Maureen Holt asked the man behind the counter at her local shop to check her EuroMillions ticket, he told her she had won nothing.
    Farrakh Nizzar, however, was being somewhat economical with the truth.
    For the ticket was actually a £1million jackpot winner.



    After lying to the 77-year-old, he asked: ‘Do you want me to throw the ticket away?’ and Mrs Holt replied: ‘Well, if there’s nothing on it you may as well.’

    Nizzar, 30, later phoned the lottery hotline and tried to claim the fortune for himself, claiming he had bought the ticket at the Best One shop.

    He boasted about his amazing win to the managers of the shop and said the win was ‘life-changing’.

    He claimed he had already drawn up a shopping list.

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    But Camelot questioned Nizzar after discovering the winning lottery ticket had actually been bought at a nearby supermarket in Oldham. Realising he was not the genuine winner, investigators called in the police before launching a hunt for the legitimate owner.
    Luckily, they were able to trace Mrs Holt because she had used her Tesco Clubcard when she bought the ticket, and the store had her contact details. CCTV footage also confirmed she had bought it and yesterday Camelot was able to confirm Mrs Holt and her husband were the rightful winners.

    Caught out: Farrakh Nizzar told Maureen Holt that her prize ticket was worthless and then started planning what he would spend her winnings on

    The mother of seven, whose husband Fred, 80, still works for a security firm, said: ‘I just can’t believe he did this, but at least he got caught. This money will mean my husband can finally give up work and we can enjoy our retirement.’


    Nizzar, of Manchester, went on the run when he realised his deceit had been exposed, telling his bosses he was going away on a long holiday. He was eventually arrested by police and appeared before Oldham Magistrates’ Court this week, where he admitted fraud by false representation. He will be sentenced on August 20.


    The couple had known Nizzar – who they knew as Lucky – for about a year and considered the shop worker trustworthy and friendly.
    Mrs Holt said: ‘I thought he was a nice young man. He knew me and my husband by name. Everyone calls him Lucky but he wasn’t very lucky this time.’


    She said they had been on holiday when the EuroMillions draw was made on June 22. On their return from Spain Mrs Holt went into the Best One convenience store and asked Nizzar to check the numbers for her.


    She explained: ‘He said “Do you want me to throw it away?” and I said “Well, if there’s nothing on it you may as well”.
    ‘Then a few days later a lady from Camelot knocked on the door and asked about the ticket. She said there’s a possibility a winning ticket has been presented that’s yours. I couldn’t believe it.’

    The couple, who have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, said they have been so upset by the investigation that they haven’t been able to sleep.

    Mr Holt said: ‘It’s kept us awake at night. I was really terribly shocked when I found out what happened. It was unbelievable. We feel let down.’


    Read more: Shopkeeper nicknamed 'Lucky' tried to dupe pensioner, 77, out of £1 million lottery win | Mail Online
     
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  3. Daredevil

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    Oh man. When are these Pakis going to change? :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    It turned out, Lucky was not lucky enough. :laugh:
     
  5. Blackwater

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    Oye lucky ,unlucky oye:taunt::taunt::taunt:
     
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    Haaaahaa epic
     
  7. Singh

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    O Welcome Hain Jee Apne Hi Jail Hain
    O Mirpuriyon Ka Vada Geet Hain Jee

    Oye UNLucky UNLucky Oye, O UNLucky Oye
     
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    that's what £1million can do .....[​IMG]
     

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