Man accused of stealing roommate's winning lottery ticket

VACAVILLE, CA (NBC) - A California man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly stole a 10 million dollar lottery ticket and tried to claim it.

35-year-old Adul Saosongyang

Police in Vacaville say 35-year-old Adul Saosongyang stole his roommate's winning 30 dollar scratcher ticket and swapped it with a different one, thinking the ticket was worth 10-grand.

The roommate immediately grew suspicious after trying to claim his prize, and learning, not only was the replacement ticket not a winner, but it had been altered.

The next day, his suspicions proved true when Saosongyang tried to claim the winnings.

It was then that he learned the ticket was actually worth 10-million dollars.

The lottery office didn't learn the ticket had been stolen until after it began its standard investigation for any winnings over $600.

They then invited Saosongyang to the lottery office under the premise of awarding the prize.

Police arrested Saosongyang when he arrived.