Man runs away from traffic stop, leaves behind winning Georgia lottery ticket

Man runs away from traffic stop, leaves behind winning Georgia lottery ticket
Deputies found a winning $100 lottery scratch off in the car of a man who ran away from them during a traffic stop. (Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

One man found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay, especially when you leave behind a winning lottery ticket running away from deputies.

That’s what happened Monday morning in Cherokee County during a traffic stop off Interstate 75.

“To the suspect who ran on foot from our deputies on a traffic stop this morning on I-75, you left a winning $100.00 lottery ticket in your vehicle,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. “You can claim your ticket at 498 Chattin Dr. in Canton. It will be here waiting for you. Congratulations by the way. 🙂”

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To the suspect who ran on foot from our deputies on a traffic stop this morning on I-75, you left a winning $100.00...

Posted by Cherokee Sheriff's Office - Georgia on Monday, September 14, 2020

The man didn’t get a chance to collect his winnings at the station. Deputies ended up finding him not far from where they originally stopped him.

If you’re wondering what happens to his lottery ticket, deputies will let him have it back. But that doesn’t go for everything they found in his car.

“Yes he will get his lottery ticket back, but we are keeping his methamphetamine,” the sheriff’s office commented in the post.