Store worker tries to hijack winning scratch ticket from lottery customer

Store worker tries to hijack winning scratch ticket from lottery customer



LOTTERY COMMISSION. ED: WOMAN FROM BOSTON CIRCA 5 INQUIRIES FOR HELP AFTER SHE SAYS SHE WAS MISSED IN SOME OF HER EARNINGS. KATHY CURRAN WITH TH KA DETAILS THE WOMAN SAYS SHE ENTERED THIS STORE IN ROSLINDALE AND PURCHASED A LOT OF TICKETS TO SCRATCH. SHE SITTED IN HER CAR, SCRATCHES THEM AND THOUGHT SHE WON, BUT WHEN SHE WAS GOING TO CASH SHE SAYS SHE WAS SCAMED BY THE CLERK. AMELIA SMITH SCRATCHED AND SCRATCHED THE WAY SHE THOUGHT TO BE A WINNER. WHEN SHE COVERED A FIVE DOLLAR GEM MINE GE.AM HAT >> I HAD THREE SYMBOLS INDICATE I WON. KATHY: SHE KNEW SHE HAS STRUCKOL G BUT AMELIA’S EXCITEMENT TURNED INTO DISRUPTION WHEN SHE ENTERED ROSLINDALFOODE MART, WHERE SHE PURCHASED THE TICKET, TO ENSURE HER EARNINGS. SHE THOUGHT HAD WON AT LEAST $ 500 SHE SAYS LUCKY STORE CLERK TAKEN HER TICKET, DIGITIZED IT AND THE MACHINE SINGED A WINNING TIRE >> HE MAKES A SOUND ON THE MACHINE AND THE PINK SALES SHEET COMES OUT. HE SEIZED IT. KATHY: AMELIA SAYS THE CLERK WILL NOT GIVE HER THIS NNWIING VALIDATION BULLETIN OR RETURN HER TICKET FOR SCRATCHING. AFTER SOME RETURN AND FOR HELLE GIVEN $ 500 IN CASH TO THE REGISTER >> ONE, TWO THREE FOUR FIVE. KATHY: BUT EVEN WITH THAT MONEY IN HAND SHE HAD THE INTENSITY THAT SOMETHING WASN’T. >> I CALD THE LOTTERY PEOPLE. >> HE TAKEN THE VALIDATION BULLETIN AND CRUSHED IT. KEEP IT AWAY FROM CUSTOMERS AND TRY TO P HER APPROXIMATELY $ 500 IN CASH. KATHY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIKE SWEENEY SAYS TICKET WAS UBLE WORTDOH WHO PAYMENT. INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THAT THE CLERK TRYED TO POET TCK’S EARNINGS AND MONEY INTO AMELIA’S TICKET FOR HIM. AFTER AFTER MAKING SEVERAL TRIP TO THE STORE, HE GIVEN HER THE REST OF HER MONEY, BUT AS SHE DIDN’T ALWAYS HAVE HER TICKET, SHE HAS NO IDEA OF WHAT SHE WANTS IN EFFECT >> WEO D RUNNTO I SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS A LEVEL OF MALICIOUS INTENT. KATHY: RECORDS OBTAINED BY 5 INVESTIGATIONS SHOW, IN A SIMILAR SENCA MELROSE IN 2014, DELI OWNER CHANG CHO STOLE FROM A DISABLED WOMAN OF HER EARNINGS OF A ROTATION TICKET WHICH WON HIM LESS THAN $ 1,000 WHEN SHE ACTUALLY WON $ 10,000. CHO pleaded guilty, was sentenced to three years’ probation, and closed his store. LAST YEAR THE BEST LOTTERY LICENSES ON LI.NE PLAZA LIQUORS IN SOUTHBRIDGE WERE DISMISSED BECAUSE A PENDING CRIMINAL CHARGE RELATED TO BINSUS AND STORE HAS BEEN SOLD. LOTTY HAS SUSPENDED BROADWAY MINI MART’S LICENSE IN LAWRENCE AFTER POLICE ARRESTED STEOR FOR SALE OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUAN AND PERFORMING ILLEGAL GAME MACHINE. >> THE MOSTF O THESE ARE INDIVIDUAL OWNERS. HE IS COMING. WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. PRODUCT INTEGRITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS OF THE HIGHEST CONCERN FOR US. KATHY: THIS IS A LARGE COMPANY GENERATING ALMOST $ 1 BILLION IN REVENUES FOR LOCAL CITIES AND TOWNS EACH YEAR. A RECENT STATUS AUDIT FOUND THE LOTTERY FAILED TO COMPLETE TELIM’S CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK, WHICH IS REQUIRED EVERY YEAR ON OVER 3,100 OR OF ITS SALES AGENTS. SOME HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED FOR DEATH. LOTTERY SAYS IT HAS WORKED VIGOROUSLY TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. RETURN TO ROSLINDA. THE STORE OWNER HAS NO COMMENTS BUT WE LEARNED THE CLERK WHO TRIED TO SAL THE EARNINGS LOST HIS JOB. AMELIA SMITH SAYS IN A GAME WHERE YOU RELY ON A LOT OF LUCK TO TURN 5 BUCKS INTO MILLION TRUSTED A LOTTERY CLERK SHOULD NOT BE A GBLAM >> THIS IS WRONG. I FEEL like it’s so bad. WHO CAN YOU TRUST? KATHY: THE LOTTERY PAID ITS EARNINGS. STORE LICENSE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. THERE ARE TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO, TAKE A PHOTO FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK OF YOUR TICKET. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THE LOTTERY APPLICATION AND CHECK IT OUT

Store worker tries to hijack winning scratch ticket from lottery customer

A Massachusetts woman recently turned to 5 Investigates for help after she said she was cheated of some of her winnings by a lottery sales agent.

A Massachusetts woman recently turned to 5 Investigates for help after she said she was cheated of some of her winnings by a lottery sales agent.