BBC News - Gravesend shop worker guilty of lottery fraud
I think that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that many people are victims of Lottery cheats in shops. They check the ticket, tell you that you have won a tenner and you are happy, if you have not checked it yourself you leave the shop non the wiser. A couple of years ago I had a ticket checked at a small local shop and was told 'you have won a tenner' but the body language just didn't seem right. I have never gone back there, they didn't suddenly drive a Rolls but who knows they may have a mansion in Pakistan on my winnings!
Why doesn't the checking machine have a screen that the customer can see like it does in the States, we could all have confidence then.