FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PALM HARBOR LOTTERY RETAIL CLERK ARRESTED
TALLAHASSEE - This week, agents with the Florida Lottery's Division of Security concluded an investigation that led to the arrest of a Florida Lottery retail clerk in Palm Harbor.
Shannon Hartness, a store clerk at Circle K, located at 3414 Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, was arrested and charged with Counterfeit of or Altered Lottery Tickets.
The Florida Lottery will not tolerate fraudulent activity by our players, retailers, or retail employees. 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 your local law enforcement agency or 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 $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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