A Facebook user shared on 16 January that her friend had helped to buy 4d on her behalf and after she found out that the ticket had won $200,000, the friend refused to hand over the winning ticket to her.
The netizen said in her lengthy Facebook post that she has a colleague who has a habit of placing 4D bets for her co-workers.
The netizen missed out on placing a bet with her and got a friend to help her to buy 4D instead.
When the draw results were released, the netizen discovered that she had won more than $200,000 and was excitedly happy about her unexpected windfall.
She added that she earns less than $2,000 per month and has never seen such a huge amount of money in her life.
She then promised to treat her colleague to a meal and even offered to share some of her 4D winnings with them.
However, when the netizen tried to get her winning ticket from her friend, the friend refused to hand it over and blocked her contact.
The netizen was distraught and didn’t know what to do and her colleagues suggested reporting the incident to the police and handing over evidence to them.
The woman then lodged a police report with all of the text conversations, betting instructions and PayNow transactions, as well as a photo of the winning bet slip.
However, the police allegedly told her that they can’t do anything because this was a private agreement between the two women, despite the evidence.
The woman then reached out to Singapore Pools, but they told her that the prize money of the winning ticket would be paid out to whoever presented the ticket and told her to contact the police instead.
Helpless, the money is now looking for a debt collector to help her get her 4D ticket back, and the clock is ticking…