A Russian lottery lottery ticket worth $50,000 has been stolen and replaced by a counterfeit one, police in the western Russian city of Krasnoyarsk have announced.
The theft of the lottery ticket occurred on Saturday and the stolen tickets were sold on the black market on Sunday.
We’re now investigating the possibility that this is a fake ticket,” he said. “
We’ve found them in the city centre.
We’re now investigating the possibility that this is a fake ticket,” he said.
The fake lottery ticket was also stolen from a car in the same vicinity on Sunday night.
The Russian media have reported that some lottery officials and officials from the city of Pskov had attended a party at a house in the centre of the city on Saturday night where the stolen lottery tickets were purchased.
Zakhalyov also said the tickets have not been officially confirmed as genuine.
However, local authorities have stated that the tickets, which were sold as lottery tickets for the Russian lottery in 2017, were genuine.
The number of tickets bought by the Russian state lottery in the previous years has fallen by half.
The total number of Russian lottery tickets sold in 2017 is now 1.46 million, down from 2.8 million in 2016, according to the State Lottery Council.
In 2016, there were approximately 7.2 million Russian lottery prizes available.
The state lottery’s lottery revenue for the current year is estimated at $2.7 billion, with the total amount of lottery prizes worth $15.6 billion.
The government has been struggling to improve the security of Russian ticket sales, with ticket thefts and counterfeit lottery tickets occurring on a daily basis.
The country’s lottery board, however, insists that the state-run lottery is on track to be profitable this year.