Lottery player rides his luck too far
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.