Man shot after robbers heard him tell his mother he won the lotteryBy Mason White 6:04 PM February 24, 2016
|One of the suspects|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man was shot and his lottery ticket was stolen after thieves heard him saying that he won the jackpot.
Patricia Manning of Louisville, Kentucky, said that was on the phone with her 19-year-old son when he was shot.
Manning’s son bought a scratch off lottery ticket and he won $1,000. Store owner Mehr Dad said that the teenager was very happy. “He was so excited to get $1,000 it was big money for him,” Dad said.
Dad told the teenager to sign his ticket so that nobody but him could cash it. The teenager did so. He then called his mother and told her the good news.
When the teenager walked out of the store, his mother was still on the phone. Suddenly, an armed robber who overheard him talking about his big win, shot him.
The armed robber shot the teen in the stomach and then demanded the winning ticket. The teen took the ticket out of his pocket and handed it to the armed robber while his accomplice was waiting in a car nearby.
Manning said that her son told the armed robber “you didn’t have to shoot me dude.” When the thieves tried to cash the ticket, they were declined as the ticket had another man’s signature.
Police have released a photo of the man who tried to cash the stolen ticket. After reviewing surveillance videos, police arrested the man in connection with the armed robbery. He was charged with facilitation to commit robbery.
The 19-year-old was able to collect the $1,000 winnings after officials verified his signature.