Jacksonville's Lottery Post reports that two local men are facing felony charges over a stolen lottery ticket that was redeemed for $20 000, according to a police report.
Kenneth R. Hayes (55) and James C. Picray (47) have been arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property, with Picray additionally charged with grand theft.
An arrest report said several books of lottery tickets were stolen last (October) month from the Kangaroo Express store in Jacksonville.
Not long after, Hayes produced ID and cashed a winning ticket worth $20 000 at the Lottery district office in Jacksonville while a surveillance camera recorded Picray waiting in the office lobby. Police subsequently moved in, arresting the duo and recovering $2 700 worth of the tickets reported stolen and identified by Kangaroo Express staff.
Both men were subsequently released on bail and will appear in court soon.