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Man steals $10 million winning lottery ticket from his roommate

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A man in California is in jail for reportedly stealing a $10 million winning lottery ticket from his roommate.

It all began at a supermarket in Vacaville, Calif. just before Christmas.

A guy bought a lottery scratch-off ticket, then went home and told his roommates he won $10,000. However, when he went to collect his money, he was told the ticket wasn't legit.

It turns out, according to police, the man's ticket wasn't really his. The real ticket surfaced the next day when his roommate tried to turn it in.

That's also when the roommate, and suspect, learned the scratcher wasn't a $10,000 winner after all. It was actually a $10 million winner!

Lt. Chris Polen of the Vacaville Police Department explained what heppened.

"One of his roommates goes to the same store purchases the same ticket, later alters his losing ticket to match the winning ticket," Lt. Polen said.

So, not only did the roommate forge a ticket, he forged it for the wrong amount.

After the police and lottery caught on, the suspect was invited to collect his winnings, when in fact it was a trap.

When he arrived, he was arrested.

The suspect, identified as Adul Saosongyang, was booked on suspicion of grand theft.