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Woman charged after stolen credit card used to buy winning lotto ticket in Paradise, N.L.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The joy over a big lotto win was short-lived for a Newfoundland woman now accused of using a stolen credit card to buy the lucky ticket.

Police in St. John's say they were looking into a report of a stolen wallet that contained credit cards they discovered were being used in Paradise, N.L.

Police say one of the purchases was a lottery ticket that “resulted in the winning of a large amount of money.”

When the winner came forward to claim the prize, police say the 33-year-old woman was instead charged Thursday with two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud.

They add that she did not receive the winnings, the amount of which was not disclosed.

To make matters worse, police say the 46-year-old driver of the car she arrived in was ticketed for driving while suspended and without insurance, causing her vehicle to be impounded.

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