Mississippi men accused of gluing winning numbers to losing lottery ticket
Rankin County
Russell Sparks (L), Odis Latham (R)

By Eryn Taylor, WREG

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WREG) -- Two Mississippi men were taken into custody after they allegedly tried to cash a fake lottery ticket.

According to CBS affiliate WCBI, Odis Latham and Russell Sparks made their way to the lottery office on Monday and handed over what appeared to be a winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $100,000. Upon closer inspection, an employee noticed something was off.

A lottery official questioned the look of the ticket and it turns out the pair glued winning numbers to match those needed to win the six figures.

Both men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and counterfeiting.

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