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Cheaters Never Prosper

Michael Shaske took what he allegedly claimed was a $20,000 winning lottery ticket to a convenience store in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was turned away and went to another store, where we was again denied payment. “You would think he’d take a hint, wouldn’t ya?” said Rollo Redburn from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission. According to Redburn, the ticket was cut and pasted together from two different cards. When the stores wouldn’t pay him, Shaske took the ticket to the Lottery Commission Office. They called the police and Shaske was arrested. “Basically with the number of times he tried to pass the ticket, it seemed he was doing everything he could to get himself arrested,” said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight. (MS/KFOR Oklahoma City) ...At that, he was a winner.
Original Publication Date: 20 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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