Father-of-four refused $250,000 jackpot after being accused of cheating
Dad accused of faking scratch votes of 200,000 euros to prove he is innocent after lottery bosses call the police.
Eric Walker, 56, says he won the jackpot on a Pharoah Fortune card for £ 3 three weeks ago, but the organizers of the Camelot lottery refused to pay.
They called the fraudulent police officers after claiming that the letter F had been "manipulated" to look like an E and said that the winning scratch card had not yet been sold.
But the father of four Eric, of Sheffield, pledged to fight for the £ 200,000, and demanded an apology from the lottery and police chiefs if claimed.
He told Sun Online: "I have nothing to hide because I have not done anything wrong, I know the card has not been tampered with."
"The police can show me how the card was modified because I can not see it, they can do whatever they want."
"If it has been modified, I have no explanation because I bought the card and I have not done anything to it."
"I do not have the skills to fake a scratch and win, you should be some kind of expert to achieve that."
Eric, unemployed, who buys six scratch cards a day, believes there was a printing error on the scratch card after he combined three symbols.
He has invited the police to his house to have a look at the ticket and says he is the one who is being "cheated".
The father added: "It seems that I am being made to be a scammer or a cheat that I am not, I am not a bad person".
"It's very stressful for me to be accused of something I have not done, I'm not going to admit something I have not done, that's stupid."
"I do not want to go back on this."
The game offers five major prizes of £ 200,000 by awarding sixteen coordinates that are used to scratch squares in a grid with the hope of matching three Pharaoh symbols.
Eric, who has children between 14 months and nine years of age, said the money would be a "change of life" for him and his partner, Amanda Emmadi, 37.
He insists that he discovered three Pharaoh symbols in squares D1, E5, and A5 after buying the ticket at a corner store near his house three weeks ago.
But Camelot has refuted the claim that the altered card is the result of a printing error after initiating an investigation into the problem.
Another case is that of these nurses who earn $ 10,000 in the lottery but decide to donate it to two colleagues, instead of keeping it.
This was a noble act by the nurses, as they decided to give it to two colleagues who were going through a really hard time in their lives.