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By Anna Edwards
PUBLISHED: 04:53 EST, 1 August 2012 | UPDATED: 06:18 EST, 1 August 2012
A shopworker tried to cheat a great-grandmother out of a £1million lottery jackpot by telling her that her winning ticket was worthless.
When Maureen Holt, 77, took the ticket to Farrakh Nizzar and asked him to check the numbers at a shop in Oldham, he told her that she’d won nothing and offered to throw it in the bin for her.
But the numbers actually matched up to a seven-figure jackpot and Nizzar, 30, who had known Mrs Holt for a year, then tried to use it to claim the money for himself.