WARNING: Do Not Post Your Winning Ticket On Social Media

'Winner winner chicken dinner'


Melbourne National News

12 December 2016

Melbourne National News

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Chantelle from Perth won $900 by betting on 100-to-1 shot Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup yesterday...

Like many punters around the country Chantelle celebrated the win by posting a selfie with her victorious ticket on Facebook.

Little did Chantelle know, the photo of the barcode could be used at an automated machine to claim the cash - which is exactly what someone did.

“To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings. You’re a massive dick. You ruined my day,” Chantelle wrote on Facebook.

Chantelle told Triple M that police were able to track where the money was claimed and are confident of finding the person responsible.

It serves as a warning for anyone posting barcoded tickets to social media.

The Facebook image that was used to claim the winning ticket:

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