Man accused of stealing roommate's $10 million lottery ticket

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Roommate steals $10M lottery ticket. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on January 10, 2019.

Authorities have arrested a California man they say tried to steal his roommate's $10 million winning lottery ticket.

Vacaville police arrested Adul Saosongyang on Monday at a California Lottery office in Sacramento where he'd been told to go to collect his winnings.

Police say the winning Scratchers ticket was bought on Dec. 20 in Vacaville. But when the winner went to collect the next day, he was told he had a losing ticket that had been altered.

The winner suspected a roommate had switched tickets while he slept and called police. A day later, Saosongyang arrived at the lottery office with the real ticket.

The lottery office investigated and learned the ticket may possibly be stolen, which arranged for Saosongyang's arrest.

He remains in custody.
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