Stevenage police are investigating a theory that the missing £64-Million lottery ticket was stolen by good causes, which stand to benefit from a massive windfall once the deadline for claiming the prize passes.
Dawn raids on do-gooders have slammed many local residents behind bars, including Mrs Molly Snape who was rounded up under suspicion of making an application for lottery funding for an organic jam project staffed by disabled workers. She is thought to have made the application driven on by the high cost of gooseberries.
Another suspect in police custody is Mr Gable from Hitchin,who was plucked from Stevenage swimming pool by police divers today. Gable makes no secret of his plan to train a Synchronised Swimming Team to Olympic standard for Rio 2016 - all funded by lottery gambling.
A high court injunction means the cash will not now be released until the pockets of every potential beneficary have been searched - including any jackets taken to dry cleaners.