FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
LOTTERY SECURITY REPORTS LATEST COMPLIANCE CHECK RESULTS;
MAKES THREE ARRESTS
TALLAHASSEE - Last week, law enforcement agents with the Florida Lottery's Division of Security conducted 80 compliance checks as part of its on-going Operation Integrity efforts. Lottery retail locations in Franklin, Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, and Gadsden counties were included. As a result of these stings, three arrests were made. Below is a summary of the arrests:
One arrest was made at M&M Market, located at 3106 North Main Street in Cottondale. The individual arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 - 2(c)1, Florida Statutes) involving Lottery tickets.
One arrest was made at T & P Deli, located at 18193 State Road 65 in Hosford. The individual arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 - 2(c)1, Florida Statutes) involving Lottery tickets.
One arrest was made at West End Quick Pic, located at 19337 Central Avenue West in Blountstown. The individual arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 - 2(c)1, Florida Statutes) involving Lottery tickets.
Security compliance checks are part of the Lottery's on-going effort to heighten awareness of what it does as an organization 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 $33 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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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