Farrakh Nizzar a shop worker has been jailed for 2 years and 6 months for trying to defraud a couple of their £1 million lottery ticket.
When the pensioner couple asked Farrakh Nizzar who is 30 years old and an illegal over-stayer in the United Kingdom the state of their ticket and their ticket which is the EuroMillions ticket was not a winning ticket and asked if they wanted the ticket back.
The Holts’ told Nizzar afterwards to thrash the ticket since its worthless but after the couples left, Nizzar took the ticket scanned it at a cousin’s Best One shop in Oldham Greater Manchester where he also works and he was told by the terminal to tell the holders of the ticket to contact Camelot.
Rather than do just that, Nizzar who is now facing deportation back to his home country of Pakistan kept the ticket and later called the lottery company himself in an attempt to keep the prize. But the firm became suspicious when he was unable to answer questions about the winning ticket.
Nizzar came to the UK in 2007 on a student visa and completed a postgraduate diploma in business studies. But his student visa ran out, he was refused leave to remain in the UK and exhausted all his rights to appeal.
Camelot began investigation with the aid of a CCTV, the Tesco Clubcard belonging to Mr.Holt to trace the original owners of the ticket and the Holts’ were united with their £1 million prize.
Nizzar bowed his head and made no reaction as he was jailed at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester after he pleaded guilty last month to one charge of fraud by false representation which was committed on May 31 this year and has since written a letter of apology to Mr and Mrs Holt.
Lena Henderson and Roland Davis on Saturday renewed their wedding vows at Buffalo, New York after splitting for close to 50 years.
The couple who are both 85 years old got married as teenagers in 1964 at Chattanooga, Tennessee and later got divorced close to 50 years ago.
After their divorce, they both kept in touch with each other over the years and also had several kids together.
Roland later on got married to another wife who from time to time calls Lena for advice but unfortunately she died early this January.
Roland Davis who is a veterinary doctor said he always thought they might get remarried.
“I always thought it might happen. It was always at the back of my mind” We’re just thankful that we could get back together.
Their youngest daughter, Renita Chadwick said “The way they would act to each other never indicated there was anything but friendship between them. My mother never had a harsh or contrary word to say about my dad, and my dad never had anything but loving remarks to make about my mother.”
“Every person I share this story with smiles, cries or laughs,” Roland Davis with so much excitement said “I’m just happy that we’re here,”
“You don’t think people are going to get married at this age,” he added. “”We’re just thankful we’ve lived this long and that we’re still here. We have a lot to be thankful for.”
Lena, who has since the divorce remained single, said “I think we just kept thinking about each other all the time, even though we were so far apart,”