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Cops: Duo used stolen cash to buy winning $1M lottery ticket

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Police say some stolen money was used to buy lottery tickets, including the Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million on Sept. 11. Police say some stolen money was used to buy lottery tickets, including the Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million on Sept. 11.
ORWIGSBURG, Pa. -

Pennsylvania police say a couple who helped steal more than $175,000 from a grocery store where they worked used that money to buy a winning $1 million lottery ticket from the same store.
    
Police charged 51-year-old Joan Lechleitner, her fiance, 54-year-old Terry Titus, and two others with stealing from the Agway store in Cressona. Police say they rang up bogus returns and pocketed the money from May 2011 until March 2016.
    
Police say some stolen money was used to buy lottery tickets, including the Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million on Sept. 11. Lottery officials say four winners split the prize, with Lechleitner winning $261,905. She had previously told the (Pottsville) Republican Herald that Titus bought the ticket.
    
Their attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment Wednesday.

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