TALLAHASSEE – This week, law enforcement agents with the Florida Lottery’s Division of Security conducted a total of 81 compliance checks as part of its on-going Operation Integrity program. Lottery retail locations in Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, and Collier counties were included.
As a result of these stings, one arrest was made at Winn-Dixie Liquor, located at 8652 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. The individual arrested was charged with Grand Theft (violation of section 812.014 – 2(c)1, Florida Statutes) involving Lottery tickets.
These actions 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 will not tolerate 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.
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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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.