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NEW YORK - You've probably heard the old saying, 'Money can't buy happiness,' and one New York City man says a winning lottery ticket actually cost him a friendship.

According to CBS 2, Victor Castillo says Rubeline Segura took his lottery ticket and tried to cash it in at a Bronx bodega.

A short time later, he says Segura came back with a torn up ticket, saying it was worthless.

However, that was not actually the case.

Castillo soon learned from bodega workers that the ticket he purchased matched four winning numbers and the Powerball, making it worth $50,000.

Police say Segura switched the tickets, keeping the winning ticket and giving Castillo a losing ticket that he had previously purchased.

Authorities say Segura tried to cash the ticket at a casino the next day, but Castillo had already flagged it as being stolen.

Segura was arrested Tuesday on larceny and forgery charges.