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Thief grabs N.C. lottery tickets from store display

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: Thief grabs N.C. lottery tickets from store display

A thief stole a display cabinet full of North Carolina lottery tickets this weekend, but his ill-gotten booty turned worthless almost immediately.

"As soon as we are notified (of a theft), we deactivate those numbers, and the tickets cannot be redeemed," said Pam Walker, communications director for the N.C. Education Lottery.

Each ticket has an identification number, and lottery officials keep computerized records of which tickets are allotted for each vendor in the state, Walker said.

The theft occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Fuel Doc on Country Club Road, police said.

A man walked into the store, grabbed the plastic display stand with 600 tickets inside and walked out of the store, police said. Then he drove off in a red and white pickup truck, witnesses told officers.

The suspect is described as a white man with black hair and a medium build, standing about 5-foot-5 and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray plaid shirt and blue jeans.

The lottery commission was notified of the theft soon after it occurred, police said.

Anyone with information about the holdup can call the Twin County Crime Stoppers at 977-1111. Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information that leads to arrests.

Rocky Mount Telegram

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Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

I hope that no big winning tickets were in that display stand. How sadUnhappy. Ruining it for others.  Hit With Stick

I see a huge powerball win in my future!

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    Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

    What a doofus. Idiot!

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      Posted: April 11, 2006, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

      LMAO  Does he think that he can cash them in ??? Now this is gonna be funny if he tries to LOLOLOLOL Spam

      Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

      COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

       

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        Posted: April 11, 2006, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

        So how much would it suck to be the person that stole it, take all that time to scratch ALL of them off, find a big hitter, and be able to do NOTHING about it! I mean the whole thing is kind of a "Here'sYour Sign" kind of thing, I bet it ends up in the all time stupid things to do list for the year. LOL

        But why do a get this visual of this guy scratching all of them off, there being no big hitters, and him being pissed off that he did all of it and didn't win much? Obviously never dawning on him that the tickets are all duds now anyhow...

        No Pity!  Poor Unfortunate Soul No Pity!

        Let's All Drink To That!

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          Posted: April 11, 2006, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

          What It Do!