FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LOTTERY SECURITY CONDUCTS 75 COMPLIANCE CHECKS,
MAKES TWO ARRESTS
TALLAHASSEE - Last week, law enforcement agents with the Florida Lottery's Division of Security conducted 75 compliance checks as part of its ongoing Operation Integrity efforts. Operations were conducted in Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, and Sumpter counties.
One arrest was made at Zhills Shell, located at 6512 Gall Boulevard in Zephyrhills. The store clerk arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 (2)(c)(1), Florida Statutes).
One arrest was made at The Green Room, located at 137 Duval Street in Key West. The store clerk arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 (2)(c)(1), Florida Statutes).
Security compliance checks are part of the Lottery's ongoing effort to heighten awareness around security and to combat illegal activity. The Florida Lottery has zero tolerance for fraudulent activity by players or retailers.
The Florida Lottery's Division of Security works to identify and take action against criminal behavior involving its retailers. If you notice any suspicious activity involving a Lottery retailer or your Lottery purchase, contact the Lottery's Division of Security immediately at (850) 487-7730. The earlier you report suspicious activity the easier it is to investigate.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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