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Thieves stole California Lottery vending machine

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Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public's help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.

The thieves broke into the store, which is located on the 40000 block of Mission Boulevard, about 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Police located the vending machine a few hours later just a couple blocks from the store location. Most of the cash had already been removed from the machine before the theft and Fremont police did recover most of the stolen tickets.

Still, as a precaution the Lottery has "flagged" all suspected ticket numbers that may have been stolen.

All Lottery tickets are traceable and as soon as the suspects attempt to cash any winning tickets in their possession, Lottery investigators will immediately know their location. The Lottery is working with the Fremont Police Department on this case.

If you have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect in the surveillance photo below, Lottery investigators ask that you call them at 1-800-LOTTERY and select option 4 to speak with an investigator.

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mightwin's avatar - questns

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Posted: March 5, 2014, 7:56 am - IP Logged

That's alot of work just to get a little bit of cash...lol

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    Posted: March 5, 2014, 8:06 am - IP Logged

    Whats a matter californians, winning the powerball jackpot a 2nd time in a row ( on march 1st) right after winning the  400 million one wasn't enough!?

      hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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      Posted: March 5, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

      Whats a matter californians, winning the powerball jackpot a 2nd time in a row ( on march 1st) right after winning the  400 million one wasn't enough!?

      I guess not Green laugh

       

      they'll get caught soon enough and personally I hope they get the chair

      buried treasure

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        Posted: March 5, 2014, 8:17 am - IP Logged

        In the news today:

        Thieves Hoping To Get "lucky" At Lucky's.

        California lottery fans are getting tired of losing. Some players are actually taking the matter into their own hands ...and right out the back door! These guys took the "self service machine" to a whole new level.

        Aww..I miss Lucky's. I grew up in that store!

          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: March 5, 2014, 8:19 am - IP Logged

          Waiting for the story that shows them on tape trying to cash the winners in.

          There's only one US Flag

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            Posted: March 5, 2014, 9:44 am - IP Logged

            How desperate of them. I hope they go ahead and cash in the tickets themselves and be caught and not use someone else to do it for them, who might in turn be in trouble.

            I'd be a fool to surrender when I know I can be a contender...I C U when U get there - Coolio

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              Posted: March 5, 2014, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              It's disgruntled LP members tired of losing.

                hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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                Posted: March 5, 2014, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                It's disgruntled LP members tired of losing.

                prime suspect = noise-gate

                buried treasure

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                  Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                  prime suspect = noise-gate

                  It could be the frustrated golfer on vacation. Mad

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                    Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                    prime suspect = noise-gate

                    Suspects ?????   .....My money is on Thrifty....he's always flashin' those hundred dollar bills and saying how he didn't play the lottery today only to play some day...  Idea

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                      Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                      I think it was a girl disguised as a fat man.

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                        Posted: March 5, 2014, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                        I think it was a girl disguised as a fat man.

                        I say it's a Latino male-notice the thick" love handles"... that sweater is pulled down in a vain attempt to cover those suckers up, its a dead giveaway. Just saying..

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                          Posted: March 5, 2014, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                          It's disgruntled LP members tired of losing.

                          It's disgruntled california LP members tired of losing.   There I fixed it for you.

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                            Posted: March 5, 2014, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            In the news today:

                            Thieves Hoping To Get "lucky" At Lucky's.

                            California lottery fans are getting tired of losing. Some players are actually taking the matter into their own hands ...and right out the back door! These guys took the "self service machine" to a whole new level.

                            Aww..I miss Lucky's. I grew up in that store!

                            More like losing there brains.  Losing the lottery, no.  They won powerball twice in a row, the 400 mil and then a 60 mil on march 1st.  It's apparent the lottery isn't random, and has quite a bias.