Lotto gran’s son committed a series of crimes as life turned in circles after mum’s death

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The son of ‘Lotto gran’ Susanne Hinte, who turned to a life of crime after his mother’s death, has been dragged into court charged with a series of robberies.

Worcester Magistrates Court heard how Brandon Scott’s life turned into drug addiction and criminal behavior after his mother’s body was found in August 2017.

The 24-year-old admitted committing 11 thefts – including stealing a schoolboy’s bicycle – when he appeared in court yesterday (Monday May 30).

The court heard that Scott had been a “mommy’s boy” and had been heartbroken by the death of his mother which he had struggled to deal with.



Lotto Gran Susanne Hinte died in August 2017, aged 49, following a suspected heart attack at her home

He sobbed as his lawyer explained how Susanne gained notoriety claiming the £33million prize saying she put the winning ticket in the washing machine.

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Judith Kenny, defending, said: “He found her struggling and she died.

“He had to deal, before that, with his notoriety as a ‘Lotto gran’ with the washed lottery ticket.

“He struggled with that too. Soon after, he lost the house and a child.

“He became addicted to class A drugs – an opportunity to bury his problems. Once he got a hold of him he got involved in criminal activity.”



Worcester Court of Justice
Brandon Scott appeared in Worcester Magistrates Court

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The court heard he stole £208 worth of pizza, steak, cheese, popsicles, clothing, cleaning products and washing up liquid between September 2021 and January.

It targeted Co-op, Tesco, Londis, B&M Bargains, Matalan and Iceland stores in Worcester and Malvern, Worcester.

Scott also stole toys, advent calendars, LED lights, candles and electric toothbrushes from a Wilkinson store in Malvern.

Scott, of Powick, Worcester, bowed his head as he pleaded guilty to the thefts and failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.

Scott was placed on another 12-month community order requiring him to complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He was also given a 16-week curfew, told to pay £300 compensation to the victim, £262 owed to shops and £95 victim surcharge.

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Susanne Hinte has claimed she won a lottery ticket for the unclaimed £33million prize.
Susanne Hinte has claimed she won a lottery ticket for the unclaimed £33million prize.

Bench president Vicky Quarton adjourned the case to decide whether he should be given a criminal conduct order barring him from entering stores.

Ms Hinte received the nickname ‘Lotto gran’ in January 2016 after sending a lottery ticket to Camelot asking if she had won half the National Lottery jackpot.

She made a failed bid for the mega payout saying she washed the winning ticket with a pair of jeans.

Camelot couldn’t verify the numbers and the real winner, who chose to remain anonymous, came forward.

Ms Hinte died in August 2017, aged 49, following a suspected heart attack at her home in Borrowdale Drive, Worcester.

Paramedics and police were called to his semi-detached house after they were found unresponsive by Brandon, who was just 18 at the time.

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