Lottery player rides his luck too far

A man who "purchased" 5,300 yuan of lottery tickets without paying was arrested after winning nothing.
Lottery player rides his luck too far
Xuhui police

A man has been detained for fraud after failing to pay 5,300 yuan (US$750) for lottery tickets.

Wang who runs a lottery house in Xuhui District reported the man Liu to the police on July 18.

Liu purchased his first 2-yuan lottery ticket at the store in the morning and stayed till the evening without paying for a single ticket.

The lottery ticket is drawn frequently during the day. Wang said she sold the tickets to Liu and agreed to deferred payments because it was a common practice.

At the end of the day, Liu had won nothing at all and admitted to Wang that he had no money to pay for the tickets.

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