Posted: 1 November, 2016
REMINDER: Do Not Post Your Winning Ticket On Social Media
Last year Chantelle from Perth won $900 by betting on 100-to-1 shot Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup...
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.
It serves as a warning for anyone posting barcoded tickets to social media.