Man jailed after trying to cut and paste winning lottery ticket

A man has been jailed over a dodgy tactic he hoped would secure him a lottery win.

On Tuesday, 45-year-old Craig Marshall Stout, from the US state of Pennsylvania, was jailed after he allegedly tried to alter a lottery ticket.

Stout allegedly used scissors and a glue stick to make it appear as though he had won the $500 prize ($A654), TribLIVE reported.

A stack of lottery tickets on a table.
A man allegedly cut up lottery tickets to paste together a winning ticket. Source: Getty Images

The man reportedly tried to cash in his cut-and-paste ticket at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Hempfield and police were called just after 12am on Tuesday for a theft attempt.

However, employees at the 7-Eleven told police this isn't the first time Stout had brought in a fake lotto ticket.

The employees alleged Stout had brought it three fake tickets previously and got away with $1290 ($A1689), TribLIVE reported.

The 45-year-old told the police he was in need of the money because he was out of work and all the money he "won" had been spent.

Stout's scissors and glue stick were seized by the police along with another lottery ticket that had not been altered.

He is being held in the county prison and a preliminary hearing is set for April 16.

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