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2 men accused of gluing winning numbers onto Mississippi lotto ticket

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 11:12:10-05

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.

Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket earlier that morning, Sgt. Adam Nelson said. Officers were told the suspects presented an altered $100,000 ticket that appeared to have the winning numbers glued onto it.

The men, both of Columbus, were set to appear in court Tuesday. It's unclear if they have lawyers.