The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 13, 2013

Lottery tickets stolen from store; winners cashed in at various stores

— Joplin police say scratch-off tickets stolen from a Joplin convenience store have been getting cashed at various lottery ticket outlets.

Five books of scratch-off tickets worth $300 each were stolen from the Kum & Go convenience store at 2202 S. Range Line Road sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 12:55 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.

Cpl. Chuck Niess said Monday that winning tickets from those books were cashed at various locations in the Joplin area over the weekend.