Lotto win pair in £30k ticket con
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.