Two men hoping to hit the jackpot found themselves behind bars this week.
Wendell Radcliffe, 30, of Beaufort was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into the Shell gas station on Boundary Street on Sunday and stealing a case containing several hundred lottery tickets, according to the Beaufort Police Department.
Officers found the tickets in Radcliffe's home after executing a search warrant.
Jeremiah Henthorn, 21, of Beaufort, who was caught on video surveillance trying to redeem one of the stolen lottery tickets at a nearby gas station, was also charged, police said.
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Radcliffe was being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center for prosecution. Henthorn, who was also charged with possession of marijuana, was released on his own recognizance.