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Millions in Atlantic Lottery winnings under police investigation

May 14, 2007, 6:49 am

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Atlantic Lottery CorporationAtlantic Lottery Corporation: Millions in Atlantic Lottery winnings under police investigation

Police will examine millions of dollars worth of questionable winnings by lottery retailers after an independent investigation revealed gaping holes in how the Atlantic Lottery Corp. protects its customers from dishonest sellers.

In the latest blow to Canada's embattled lottery business, a forensic accounting team found what the Crown-owned agency described as "unethical" and "suspicious" dealings between some retailers and purchasers in Atlantic Canada.

Larry Doherty, a vice-president at the agency, stopped short of suggesting fraud had occurred, but he confirmed the KPMG Forensic Inc. study found retailers had pocketed 85 winning tickets — each worth more than $25,000 — for a total take of $14 million.

The biggest cash prize under scrutiny is a $4.5 million jackpot, picked up by a retailer in Nova Scotia last year. The corporation declined to release further details.


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3 comments. Last comment 14 years ago by mr twentyone.
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starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
kent, washington
United States
Member #3509
January 26, 2004
465 Posts

this is messed up. another province under the shadow. i thought so much more of the canadian lotteries.

    jeffrey's avatar - moon
    Hamilton, OH
    United States
    Member #4162
    March 27, 2004
    277 Posts

    More of the same. LOL

      freeport bahamas
      Member #46426
      September 10, 2006
      63 Posts

      what  no happy feet,, man thats messed up,,,so  what do you do with the people who bought tickets that were bogus and dont know do they honer them or what  ? or are they refunded their money ?Cool