Following his mother’s death, the son of ‘Lotto gran’ Susanne Hinte has been charged with a string of thefts and brought before a court.
Brandon Scott’s life spiraled into drug use and criminal behavior after his mother’s body was discovered in August 2017, according to Worcester Magistrates Court.
During his court appearance yesterday (Monday, May 30), the 24-year-old admitted to committing a spree of 11 thefts, including stealing a schoolboy’s bike.
Scott had been a’mummy’s boy’ who had been heartbroken by his mother’s death, which he had struggled to cope with, according to the court.
Susanne Hinte, Lotto Gran, died of a suspected heart attack in her home in August 2017, at the age of 49.
He sobbed as his barrister described Susanne’s rise to fame after claiming the £33 million prize by claiming she had washed the winning ticket.
“He found her struggling and she died,” Judith Kenny, defending, said.
“He had to deal with her reputation as the ‘Lotto gran’ with the washed lottery ticket prior to that.”
“He, too, had trouble with it. He lost his house and a child not long after that.
“As a way to bury his problems, he became addicted to class A drugs.” He became involved in criminal activity after it had gotten hold of him.”
Brandon Scott made his first appearance in Worcester Magistrates Court.
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Between September 2021 and January this year, he stole £208 in pizzas, steaks, cheeses, ice lollies, clothing, cleaning products, and dishwashing liquid, according to the court.
In Worcester and Malvern, Worcester, he went after stores like Co-op, Tesco, Londis, B&M Bargains, Matalan, and Iceland.
Scott also broke into a Wilkinson store in Malvern and stole toys, advent calendars, LED lights, candles, and electric toothbrushes.
Scott, of Powick, Worcester, hung his head as he admitted to stealing and violating the terms of a community order.
Scott was given a new 12-month community order that required him to participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities.
He was also sentenced to a 16-week curfew and ordered to pay £300 in compensation to the victim, £262 in store debts, and £95 in victim surcharge.
Susanne Hinte claimed she had a winning Lottery ticket for the £33 million prize that had previously gone unclaimed.
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The case was adjourned by Vicky Quarton, the bench’s chair, to consider whether he should be subjected to a criminal behavior order prohibiting him from entering stores.
Ms. Hinte earned the moniker ‘Lotto gran’ after sending a lottery ticket to Camelot inquiring if she’d won half of the National Lottery jackpot in January 2016.
She claimed she had washed the winning ticket with a pair of jeans in an attempt to win the big prize, but she was unsuccessful.
Camelot was unable to verify the numbers, so the true winner, who preferred anonymity, came forward.
Ms Hinte, 49, died at her home in Borrowdale Drive, Worcester, in August 2017 from a suspected heart attack.
Brandon, who was only 18 at the time, discovered her unresponsive in her semi-detached home and summoned paramedics and police.