Lotto win pair in £30k ticket con

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A MAN was fleeced out of £30,000 af­ter be­ing conned by a cou­ple who claimed to have a win­ning Lotto ticket worth £2m.

The un­named man, 64, met the pair in Worces­ter Park, south west Lon­don, and was of­fered £500k to cash the ticket in for them, when they said they could not claim their win­nings as they were il­le­gal im­mi­grants.

He agreed to give them £30,000 and they promised to ‘share out the win­nings’ af­ter he cashed it in.

They took him to three banks on Jan­uary 29 where he with­rew £10k out each time be­fore hand­ing over the cash.

As they drove through Sut­ton, Sur­rey, the woman pre­tended to be ill and asked the vic­tim to go to a chemists, but they sped off when he got out.

Po­lice are hunt­ing the pair, de­scrib­ing the woman as In­dian, about 40, and the man as an In­dian Sikh, about 25, wear­ing a tur­ban.

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