Florida Couple Accused of Trying to Scam Lottery with Fake $1M Ticket

A couple from Defuniak Springs, Florida, is facing serious charges after allegedly attempting to cheat the lottery system with a fake winning ticket.

Kira Enders, 36, and Dakota Jones, 32, are accused of grand theft and trying to pass off a forged lottery ticket to claim a big prize.

According to reports from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Enders tried to cash in what she said was a $50 winning scratch-off ticket from the Florida Lottery game 500X the Cash. However, officials quickly noticed something suspicious about the ticket – it appeared to be two tickets taped together clumsily.

Sheriff Chip Simmons explained that the couple allegedly tried to make it seem like they had won a million dollars by taping together two separate tickets. However, their plan didn’t succeed, as officials were not fooled.

Florida Couple Accused of Trying to Scam Lottery with Fake $1M Ticket

Enders brought the questionable ticket to a Florida Lottery office in Pensacola on March 1, but officials immediately identified it as a fake. She even signed forms acknowledging the legal consequences if she tampered with a ticket.

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Special Agent Richard Pisanti received a call from Enders on March 7, asking about the ticket’s status. Pisanti then requested her and Jones to come to the Florida Lottery office on March 11, where they were detained for investigation.

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