Mississippi police officers arrested two men that attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.
47-Year-Old Odis Latham and Russell Sparks, 48, were both charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000.
The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket earlier that morning. Officers were told the suspects presented an altered $100,000 ticket that appeared to have the winning numbers glued onto it.
Latham and Sparks pleaded not guilty, were being held at the Rankin County Jail. Latham was being held on $51,000 bond and Sparks on $20,000 bond. Sparks was scheduled to appear in court Thursday. It was unclear whether they had attorneys.