FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
LOTTERY SECURITY CONDUCTS 52 COMPLIANCE CHECKS;
MAKES ONE ARREST
TALLAHASSEE - Last week, law enforcement agents with the Florida Lottery's Division of Security conducted 52 compliance checks as part of its on-going Operation Integrity efforts. Lottery retail locations in Broward, Indian River, Miami Dade, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties were included.
One arrest was made at Ali Market, located at 5361 North Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach. The store clerk arrested was charged with Unlawful Assignment or Transfer of Right to Claim Prize (violation of section 24.118 (2), Florida Statutes).
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 $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $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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