A store in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, has been banned from selling Scratch 'n Win lotto tickets after a surprise inspection revealed tickets had been tampered with.
When an inspector from the Alcohol and Gaming Division of Service Nova Scotia turned up at Joey's Convenience store in Beaver Bank Road earlier this month, the routine visit revealed systematic scratches to the tickets that made it possible to ascertain whether any of them were winners.
The tickets were seized and presented to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC). Tampering was confirmed; the ALC banned the store from selling tickets for 90 days, and could impose a fine of up to $50,000.
The ALC organize all of the main Canadian Lotto draws including Lotto Max and Lotto 649.