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Lottery Lotto Clerks Stealing Winning Tickets In California | Dateline
Lottery Lotto Clerks Stealing Winning Tickets In California | Datline
Across the country the TV program Dateline is exposing lottery lotto clerks that have been stealing winning tickets from unsuspecting customers in a program called "How Lucky Can You Get".
The winning tickets are handed to the clerks where the clerks scan the tickets either only giving partial winnings back or telling the customer that the ticket is not a winner. The clerks then keep the tickets and cash the winning ticket in for themselves stealing tens of thousands of .dollars. Mostly 5-1000 dollars at a time but larger winners were also duped.
Dateline has been going around the country exposing these criminal clerks that receive around 5% of the total sales from lottery tickets already just for having scratch off tickets or number lottery ticket vendors in their store.
The program visited over 600 stores in California and also visited over 45 stores in NYC busting criminal clerks that were caught stealing winning tickets. Some clerks even failed to correctly check winning tickets claiming the tickets were losers.
These undercover players have video tape of the clerks denying that they wrongfully take tickets or wrongfully check winning tickets.
NBC Dateline continues to go around the United States investigating these lottery retail thieves claiming to be honest clerks and suggest checking numbers online or with self scanners.
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