NEW YORK – A New York City man says his friend stole his $50,000 winning lottery ticket from the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing earlier this month.
Victor Castillo says Rubeline Segura took the ticket and tried to cash it in at a Bronx bodega. He says Segura came back with the torn up ticket and said it wasn't worth anything.
Castillo called police after workers told him the ticket actually matched four winning numbers and the Powerball.
Segura allegedly tried to cash the ticket at a Yonkers casino the next day. Police say Segura was arrested Tuesday on larceny and forgery charges after the ticket was flagged as stolen.
Castillo says he's no longer friends with Segura and he hasn't received his winnings.
It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.