US speed­sters get chance to win lot­tery

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

MEL­BOURNE, Florida: Mo­torists out on Christ­mas Day might feel un­lucky to be given a speed­ing ticket, but not sur­prised.

How­ever, driv­ers caught break­ing the limit in one US city were star­tled when, rather than a fine, po­lice of­fi­cers is­sued them with a warn­ing and a scratch-off lot­tery ticket.

Of­fi­cers in Mel­bourne, cen­tral Florida, had de­cided to spread some fes­tive cheer and bought the lot­tery tick­ets with their own cash.

They handed out more than 30 scratch-off game cards to mo­torists for speed­ing and other traf­fic vi­o­la­tions.

“It’s some­thing good to do in the light of the hol­i­days,” said Sergeant Jamie Rocque. – Daily Mail

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