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A man in California is behind bars, for reportedly stealing a winning lottery ricket from his roommate.

Police say the suspect snatched the scratcher worth $10 million.

A guy bought a lottery scratch-ff ticket, then went home and told his roommates he won $10,000.

But when he went to claim his money, he was told the ticket wasn’t legit.

Turns out, according to the Vacaville Police, the man’s ticket wasn’t his. The next day the real ticket surfaced when his roommate tried to turn in the winner.

That’s also when the roommate and suspect learned the scratcher wasn’t a $10,000 winner, it was a $10 million winner.

Investigators say the roommate had the winner, and the guy who bought the winning ticket had the fake.

The roommate went to the store to buy the same ticket as the winner and forged the losing ticket to match the winning one but got the amount wrong.

The roommate was invited to collect the money and was arrested.

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