Lottery £79k fraud sentencing

A shop assistant from Kent is being sentenced for trying to con a lottery syndicate out of a £79,000 win.

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Lottery scam - Camelot statement

A spokesman from Camelot said: "Camelot takes matters of propriety very seriously. Our aim as operator of The National Lottery is to raise as much money as possible for National Lottery Good Causes through selling lottery tickets in a socially-responsible way.

"This involves running The National Lottery with the utmost integrity.

"In order to do this, we adhere to the highest standards in player protection. Our operations and processes are subject to the scrutiny of our own internal auditors, independent external auditors, and representatives from our regulator, the National Lottery Commission."

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