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200 stolen tickets produce $11 in prizes and an arrest

Louisiana LotteryLouisiana Lottery: 200 stolen tickets produce $11 in prizes and an arrest

Carlisha Johnson didn't have much luck with more than $200 worth of lottery scratch-off tickets: She collected only eleven-dollars.

From there, her luck went straight downhill after she was arrested last week for allegedly stealing the tickets from the Mandeville-area convenience store where she worked.

Johnson is accused of swiping 216 lottery tickets from the store and scratching them off in full view of a surveillance camera.

James Hartman, a spokesman for the Saint Tammany Parish sheriff, says just two of the tickets were winners, and they were cashed at the store for a total of eleven dollars.

Hartman says a store manager later confronted Johnson and offered to let her make restitution, but she denied the theft.  The manager then contacted police.  Johnson has been booked with felony theft.

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Posted: March 31, 2004, 6:54 am - IP Logged

I can't help but laugh at this

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    Posted: March 31, 2004, 7:34 am - IP Logged

    How sad.... I guess she needed the money. WOW charged with felony theft for only $11. I think way too harsh. I would just ask her to repay the $200.

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      Posted: March 31, 2004, 8:29 am - IP Logged

      JackpotWanna:

      If you read the last paragraph, the lady was offered the chance to pay back the money, and she refused.  It's like a mini Martha Stewart case.  She gets what she deserves.

       

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        Posted: March 31, 2004, 9:51 am - IP Logged

        besides the point of she did, anyone find it funny how over 200 games and only $11 dollars in winning, what is up with that, i think scratch tickets are riggied.

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          Posted: March 31, 2004, 10:16 am - IP Logged

          I wonder if those scratch-off tickets has 1:100 odds printed on the back?  The ones I've seen have 1:5 odds printed on the back.  Carlisha probably thought she was going to win more than she stole, she would have been a loser even if she paid.  Now she's a loser and a criminal.

          RJOh

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: March 31, 2004, 11:02 am - IP Logged

            Scratch games have the worst overall odds, which is why they are the lottery's biggest money-maker.

             

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              Posted: March 31, 2004, 11:19 am - IP Logged

              I imagine she planned to pa

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                Posted: March 31, 2004, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                The moral of the story; DON'T BUY SCRATCH-OFFS! If you feel the need to spend a $1 on something, spend it on a 5/31 or a 5/36 lottery if your state has one. The odds are better and there is the potential to win a much bigger prize and you have control over what numbers are to be played. Scratch-offs are all dumb luck and to win anything really significant you have to spend anywhere from $3-$10 on those tickets. Total rip-off.

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                  Posted: March 31, 2004, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                  What a naughty woman! She n

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                    Posted: March 31, 2004, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                     excuse me but i can't believe how stupid and dumb that that was.that person deserves whatever heor she deserves.

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                      Posted: March 31, 2004, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                      I think many convenience store clerks lose self-control from being around the lottery tickets every day. 

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                        Quote: Originally posted by MrBlay on March 31, 2004


                        besides the point of she did, anyone find it funny how over 200 games and only $11 dollars in winning, what is up with that, i think scratch tickets are riggied.



                        She allegedly stole $200 worth of tickets, not 200 tickets.

                        Good luck,
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                          Posted: April 3, 2004, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                          $11 return on $200?

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                            Posted: April 4, 2004, 5:51 am - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on April 03, 2004


                            $11 return on $200?


                            Makes you wonder who is committing the bigger crime...

                            Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.