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NEW YORK CITY – Police in the Big Apple say a man stole a Powerball ticket worth $50,000 it was his friend’s ticket.

Police say a friend of Rubelin Segura reportedly asked him to check his lottery ticket at the store to see if he won anything.

When it cashed out at fifty grand, police say Segura switched the winning ticket with a fake. Reportedly the bad friend tried to claim the winnings, but he  didn’t name the right location of where the ticket was bought. That tipped off lottery officials that something wasn’t right. Lucky for the friend, the clues added up and he got his money.