California man arrested for trying to steal roommate’s $10 million lottery ticket

(Vacaville Police)

Police arrested a man in Vacaville after they say he tried to steal a $10 million winning lottery ticket.

Adul Saosongyang was taken into custody on Monday at the California Lottery office in Sacramento, according to ABC 7. He was in the office to try to collect what he said was his winnings.

A winning Scratchers ticket was purchased on December 20. When the winner went to collect his winnings, lottery officials told him he had a losing ticket that had been altered. The player became suspicious of his roommate and called police.

The next day, Saosongyang arrived at the lottery office with the real ticket.

After an investigation, officials determined the ticket was stolen and Saosongyang was arrested.

CNBC provided advice on what to do if you win the lottery last year. The first suggest is to “Keep Quiet” and it would seem that applies to everyone, including your roommates.