A lottery winner is now a robbery suspect in Daytona after police say the man became greedy after his win and tried to grab more than his share.
The lottery winner robbery suspect wasn’t a massive jackpot recipient — the man, who police are attempting to identify through the release of surveillance video from the theft, needed to borrow a nickel from the store clerk to scratch off his ticket in the convenience shop.
According to the clerk, the man had a winning lottery ticket — but not so much that he had to go somewhere to pick up the check. The clerk had sufficient money in the drawer to pay out the winning ticket, and that is when police say the lottery winner turned robbery suspect and robbed the store clerk:
Daytona Beach Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt explains:
“When the clerk got ready to cash him out, she opened the cash drawer, he struggled with her and he reached in and grabbed less than 50 dollars and ran out of the store.”
The lottery winner robbery suspect is described by police and indicated on the surveillance video as being a white man in his 40s with reddish-blond hair.
In addition to the clerk’s description, surveillance video captured a clear image of the lottery winner robbery suspect during the commission of the smash-and-grab style post-lotto alleged cash theft.
As for the amount of money the man is said to have won in the original scratch off ticket win, police have not confirmed the number.