"Shop clerk stole $3 million lottery ticket that was lost"

A store clerk and a coworker are being accused of stealing a $3 million (£2.4 million) lottery ticket that a customer left behind.

When Carly Nunes, 23, turned in a torn and burned ticket to the Massachusetts state lottery office, they called the cops.

Ms. Nunes and her co-worker, Joseph Reddem, who is 32 years old, were also heard fighting about who should get the winning jackpot.

The person who bought the ticket in the first place has been found and will get his prize as planned.

Prosecutors in Plymouth County said that on January 17, the man bought four tickets and a bag of potato chips at Savas Liquors in Lakeville.

The cashier, Ms. Nunes, rang up the order but only printed out two tickets, so the man left without his winning tickets.

That night, his exact Mass Millions numbers were called, and after a short search, the man decided he must have lost the tickets.

jackpot from Ms. Nunes in the hallway of the building. She is said to have told him that she would only pay him $200,000.

The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission has told him that he will get the $3 million jackpot.