Florida Couple Charged with Forging $1 Million Lottery Ticket to Win Top Prize  

The pair from Florida was accused with making a bogus lottery ticket. According to the Escambia County Jail booking database, Kira Enders,  

36, and Dakota Jones, 32, of Defuniak Springs, Fla., are charged with larceny/grand theft of over $100,000 and passing a forged/altered state lottery ticket with the intent to defraud.  

Enders tried to return a $50 Florida Lottery 500X the Cash scratch-off ticket, according to Escambia County Sheriff's Office reports acquired by FOX 35 and CBS News Miami.  

Authorities informed CBS News Miami that Enders submitted two "crudely" taped tickets to the Florida Lottery while the ticket showed clear altercations.  

They "had an individual that thought they could crudely take two tickets and put them together and pretend as a million-dollar winner," Escambia Sheriff Chip Simmons told the site.  

FOX stated that Enders brought the ticket to a Florida Lottery office in Pensacola on March 1 and it was instantly marked as a "non-winner." The Sheriff's Office reported that Enders signed official documents recognizing that tampering with a ticket could result in legal action.  

Enders called Special Agent Richard Pisanti on March 7 to check on the ticket, according to the Pensacola News Journal. After the investigator invited her to come to the Florida Lottery office on March 11, Enders and Jones, who drove her,  

were "immediately detained and separated for investigation," the site reported. FOX acquired an affidavit alleging that Enders and Jones provided conflicting versions about finding the winning ticket and taped it together after it was ripped up.  

The April 12, 2024 Edition of Your Daily FinanceScope 

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