$900 lottery winner faces charge for buying ticket

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WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — In a reversal of fortunes, a winner of a $900 Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket faces prosecution for merely buying the ticket.

Thirty-six-year-old Mickey Stone of Winchester was charged last week with unlawful purchase of a lottery ticket by an employee, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of one year in jail.

Stone violated state law June 6 by purchasing the ticket at the Winchester liquor store where he worked. The Star Press reports the ticket was redeemed June 24 at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

Hoosier Lottery investigator Michael Bare said in a report that Stone admitted buying the ticket at his place of employment and knowing it was illegal to do so.

Stone doesn’t have a published home telephone number and he couldn’t be reached for comment.


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