Shop worker admits £1 million lottery con

A shop worker has admitted to a £1 million con after trying to claim some one else's lottery prize. Farrakh Nizzar told 77-year-old Maureen Holt she had won nothing when he scanned her EuroMillions ticket at a store in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Nizzar kept the ticket and tried to claim the prize himself. He was found out when it emerged the ticket was bought at a Tesco store and not a local convenience store.

Camelot takes matters of propriety very seriously. Our aim as operator of the National Lottery is to ensure we raise as much money as possible for National Lottery Good Causes through selling lottery tickets in a socially-responsible way. This involves running the National Lottery with the utmost integrity.

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