Investigators from The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) have caught several retailers selling lottery tickets to minors.
Officials from the ALC expressed their disappointment when they learned their mystery shopper campaign had successfully exposed 19 retailers. One retailer has already been indefinitely suspended from selling tickets and will have to go through further training before he is reinstated. The other 18 retailers received a warning and a five day suspension.
Persistent failure to comply with lottery regulations can result in retailers being permanently banned from selling tickets.
The ALC operate several lottery games in Canada including the popular Lotto Max, drawn every Friday; and Lotto 6/49, drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays.