Florida Mother and Son Arrested on Drug Charges Hours After Winning Lottery

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A mother and son won $20,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Hours later, they were in the slammer.

A Florida woman who had just won $20,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket wound up arrested just hours later alongside her son on drug charges.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, 59-year-old Migdalia Cruz and her son, 39-year-old Luis Correa, had just returned from Orlando, where they claimed their prize on July 24. They were at their Deltona home when cops showed up with a search warrant. 

Correa was allegedly standing outside the house and holding three bags. Police say those bags tested positive for fentanyl and heroin.

Authorities say more drugs, including Hyrdomorphone and ecstasy, were found in a search of the house. Miscellaneous drug paraphernalia was also found, officials say.

Cruz was arrested and charged with selling heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. She was released on $5,000 bail.

Correa was arrested on several charges, including two counts of sale and delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. He is still being held on $36,000 bail.