The state Lottery says an undercover investigator caught two Everett convenience store workers in a sting.
The Daily Herald reports the workers told the man he won $2 when his ticket was really a $1,000 winner. The two were arrested Wednesday when they tried to claim the winnings at a lottery office.
They were released Thursday after appearing in Everett District Court.
Lottery spokesman Scott Kinney says winners should sign the back of their tickets. They also can use ticket scanners to avoid scams