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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two people were arrested Monday after they reportedly stole winning lottery ticket from a detective.

According to warrants obtained by the Greensboro News & Record, a detective presented the ticket to 47-year-old Yogesh Jayantibhai Patel on Feb. 18 at Ken’s Quickie Mart at 305 West Main St.

A tone rang from the computer indicating the Bonus Crossword Game ticket was worth $1,000, but the suspect told the detective the ticket was worth nothing, deputies with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office tell the News & Record.

Deputies say Yogesh Patel and 50-year-old Minaben Yogesh Patel cashed in the ticket the following day, the paper reports.

The suspects were jailed under $10,000 bonds.