A resident of Moscow named Andrei Vanchuk stole 11,979 lottery tickets for a total of 1,393,850 rubles, a source in the UK and a source familiar with the case file told RBC.
Vanchuk got a job as a ticket seller in a branch of the Moscow Lottery JSC (sells Stoloto tickets) on Varshavskoye Shosse.
“At a time not established by the investigation, but no later than February 1, 2022,” he developed a plan of crime: instead of selling the tickets entrusted to him, he decided to appropriate them, and then “dispose of them at his own discretion.” However, according to the telegram channel Baza, as a result, the 50-year-old Muscovite did not win anything.
A criminal case has been initiated under Part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code (misappropriation or embezzlement). The suspect faces up to ten years in prison.