A jury has been selected for the trial of a man accused of a £2.5 million National Lottery jackpot fraud.
Edward Putman, 54, arrived at St Albans Crown Court wearing a full face mask and dark glasses.
He used his mobile phone to record waiting photographers.
Putman, of Station Road, Kings Langley, denies that between August 28 and September 8, 2009, together with Giles Knibb, he dishonestly made a produced a fraudulent National Lottery ticket to make £2,525,485 for himself.
Judge Philip Grey told the jury of five men and seven women: “The allegation is a fraud on the National Lottery. The prosecution say the defendant won a significant sum of money by mean of a forged lottery ticket.
“The defendant says the ticket was genuine and honest.”
The case is expected to be opened by prosecutor James Keeley on Wednesday.