Lottery winner who bought ticket with stolen credit card arrested, but who gets the money?

The web is rejoicing over the seemingly karmic arrest of a Canadian lady who bought a lottery ticket value $50,000 with a stolen credit card. But one query stays, what occurs to the winnings?

The 33-year-old was arrested by ready police when she tried to say her $50,000 prize for her ‘Super Crossword’ scratch card at the Atlantic Lottery heart in St. John’s, on Newfoundland Island.

The lady was caught out after a person contacted police final Wednesday to say his pockets had been stolen. He later realized his credit playing cards had been used to make a number of purchases in the city of Paradise, together with a successful lottery ticket, reports Canada’s CBC News.

Upon listening to of the poetic justice, hypothesis turned to precisely who might declare possession over the profitable lottery prize. Reddit guesses diverse from the lottery firm, the precise proprietor of the card, the card firm, the retailer that offered the ticket, or the authorities (as it’s technically the proceeds of crime).

One factor for positive is that the perpetrator will certainly not be awarded the funds, and sadly it seems the credit card theft sufferer will even not reap the reward. In reality, Atlantic Lottery informed CBC their coverage means they can solely pay prizes for “lawfully acquired tickets.”

This implies that the $50ok will greater than probably go proper into the company’s ‘unclaimed prize fund’, which in flip is added to future jackpots. The lady at the heart of the ticket fiasco is now going through two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and 5 counts of fraud.