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San Dimas Sheriff's Station

Lottery Crime Manhunt Underway After Man Steals Ticket Displays and More News

Police in San Dimas are asking for help to identify a man who stole lottery ticket displays at two different locations in the local area.

In one of the surveillance videos, a man is shown in a grey sweater and black hat approaching a smoke shop counter before he grabs the entire display case of lottery scratchers and runs out of the door.

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San Dimas Sheriff’s Station

Man Steals a Lottery Display from a Smoke Shop, Hits Up a Donut Shop 8 Hours Later

After the man successfully stole a lottery display from the smoke shop, he then hit up a donut shop eight hours later and again grabbed another ticket display and ran off with it. Perhaps he didn’t have any wins the first go-round?

Both of the crimes happened on January 22nd, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office has had no luck locating the criminal.

They’re now asking the public once again to help identify the man, and if anyone recognizes him, they’d like them to contact the San Dimas Sheriff’s station at 909-450-2700.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through

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7-Eleven in Bucks County Sells $3M Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

In lighter news, there is also an ongoing search for whoever purchased the winning scratch-off ticket worth $3 million at a 7-Eleven in Bucks County. The ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 527 West Lincoln Highway in Langhorne.

Luckily, Corinne Coleman soon claimed the prize, saying, “What would I do? I don’t know what! Keep working. I have five kids so maybe not Vegas but go somewhere tropical.”

She is slated to take home roughly 73% of the winnings after taxes are claimed, so she’ll still be left with a hefty $2.2 million when all is said and done. The 7-Eleven store will also net a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Related: Mississippi Man Tries to Cheat Lottery, Glues on Winning Numbers

Mebane Woman Listens to Grandfather’s Advice, Gets Awarded $100,000

We’ve always heard how you should listen to your elders, and Kaitlen Raney of Saluda, Virginia, is surely thankful that she did just that after her grandfather urged her to purchase a lottery ticket at Hawfield’s General Store on N.C. 119 in Mebane.

Instead of opting for a cheaper lottery ticket, her grandfather told her she should go for the $20 ticket that could potentially result in a bigger prize–and that bet paid off, netting her a $100,000 lottery win.

“Maybe he’s not so crazy for playing the lottery after all,” said Raney when she claimed her prize in Raleigh, NC. “I guess I owe him dinner. Good job, granddad.”

Raney said that she plans to save up for a home and start a college fund for her son when asked what she was going to do with her newfound winnings–so there will be no tours of Italy in her future, apparently. After taxes are taken out, she’ll take home $70,756 in total.

We’re thinking she should treat her granddad to more than just a nice dinner!

Related: Grandmother Loses $400k in Jamaican Lottery Scam

Marion Prince

If Marion Price ever won the lottery, she’d accept the winnings anonymously, hire a lawyer right away, and live modestly on the interest payments from her lump-sum payment. Not that she has a plan or anything…

She finds the stories of lotto winners fascinating—especially those rags-to-riches-to-rags again stories of winners who had it all and then lost everything.

When she’s not researching tales of winners and losers for HowTheLuck, Marion enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

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