Picker..California lottery Commission has its own " Lottery Cops"- they arrest vendor's and pull out their equipment if they play fast & loose with the rules.
The Host of " To catch a Predator" ( Chris Hanson ) did a ride along with some of the enforcers out here to nail some vendors who had crossed over to the dark side. The lottery out here does not mess around with crooked Vendors, its jail time.
They did & still do " sting operations" where they will have the Ca-lottery make a $500.00 scratch off ticket, have one of their young employees present it to the vendor and say " l don't know how much l have won, could you scan it for me"..that vendor BETTER say $500.00
One Indian vendor told the person " you won $50.00"- in came the enforcers w/ camera's & got their a$$ nailed for fraud.
l would not go so far as to say they all over the place- but they out there.