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Arkansas woman tries to cash in fake lottery ticket, arrested

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A woman is arrested inside the Arkansas Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, and the local media's cameras were there for the arrest.

Police say Ruth Dennis, 56, tried to pass a fake winning ticket for the real thing at the claims center. Her friend, John Burch says he gave Dennis and her sister a ride from Camden with a $3,000 ticket.

Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue says the ticket was clearly not real. He says she used the three times lucky scratch tickets and allegedly cut and pasted different numbers to make it appear like a winner.

"There's no cure for stupid," Passailaigue said, "And that's what's going to happen. People are going to try and defraud the lottery and they're going to go to jail.

Over the past three weeks, Passailaigue says Monday's incident was the first "fake" ticket arrest in the state. He says the best way to win the lottery is to play it.

Police say the woman has been charged with one count of fraud in relation to the lottery ticket.

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Posted: October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

A woman is arrested inside the Arkansas Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, and the local media's cameras were there for the arrest.

Police say Ruth Dennis, 56, tried to pass a fake winning ticket for the real thing at the claims center. Her friend, John Burch says he gave Dennis and her sister a ride from Camden with a $3,000 ticket.

Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue says the ticket was clearly not real. He says she used the three times lucky scratch tickets and allegedly cut and pasted different numbers to make it appear like a winner.

"There's no cure for stupid," Passailaigue said, "And that's what's going to happen. People are going to try and defraud the lottery and they're going to go to jail.

Over the past three weeks, Passailaigue says Monday's incident was the first "fake" ticket arrest in the state. He says the best way to win the lottery is to play it.

Police say the woman has been charged with one count of fraud in relation to the lottery ticket.

http://media.lpimg.com/2009101901.mp4

ChairTheir lottery is all of what, a month old?

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    Posted: October 19, 2009, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    ChairTheir lottery is all of what, a month old?

    She was probably working on her masterpiece for the whole month.  I wish we could see what it looked like.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: October 19, 2009, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

      It's a good thing I saw that article.

      I was just about to type the winning numbers on my Powerball ticket.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: October 20, 2009, 12:20 am - IP Logged

        I can't believe people think, that they can just cut and paste numbers on a losing ticket and cash it in as a winner. LOL

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          Posted: October 20, 2009, 12:38 am - IP Logged

          She was probably working on her masterpiece for the whole month.  I wish we could see what it looked like.

          her kids left  peanut butter and jelly stains on the ticket......when she was working on it on the kitchen table and that was a "dead giveaway"

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            Posted: October 20, 2009, 4:33 am - IP Logged

            I  can't  believe how stupid some  people are, thinking  that they can get away with comitting lottery fraud.

            TODD  is  it  possible that you can post a copy of  this  fake  ticket,  i would like to use it.[ LOL]Bash

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              Posted: October 20, 2009, 5:34 am - IP Logged

              Epic fail.

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                Posted: October 20, 2009, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                 "There's no cure for stupid," Passailaigue said

                 

                Stated quite siccinctly, don't you think?

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                  Posted: October 20, 2009, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  Why is there no story about the Dr. from FL that won the Powerball !?!?

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                    Posted: October 20, 2009, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                    If your not cheating your not trying..

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                      Posted: October 20, 2009, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                      i thought the plan with fake lotto tickets is to sell to some schmoe on the street not the one guy in town who will know its a fake. ie the lottery comission.

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                        Posted: October 20, 2009, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                        i thought the plan with fake lotto tickets is to sell to some schmoe on the street not the one guy in town who will know its a fake. ie the lottery comission.

                        God, I'm glad she was an idiot. Too many people try the above.Bang Head I love these icons. Remember, if it sounds too good, ...

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                          Posted: October 20, 2009, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                          Why is there no story about the Dr. from FL that won the Powerball !?!?

                          What is the story? Give it to us.

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                          Today could be the day!

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                            Posted: October 20, 2009, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                             "There's no cure for stupid," Passailaigue said

                             

                            Stated quite siccinctly, don't you think?

                            "Stupid is as Stupid does Sir!!"  Forrest Gump

                            I think she might be Ballon Boy's Auntie!!

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