Local Teen Pushes His Luck

By: Jennifer Elmore
By: Jennifer Elmore

We'd all like to strike it rich. It's a dream that apparently landed a Panama City Beach teenager behind bars.

Bay County sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old Luke Allen Brown for stealing scratch-off Florida Lottery tickets. They say while working at the Winn-Dixie supermarket on Front Beach Road, Brown scratched the sequence numbers off $95 worth of scratch-off tickets.

He allegedly put all the losing tickets back in the cabinet to be sold.

Deputies say Brown was caught when he cashed a winning ticket worth $500 and pocketed the money.

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