W.Va. woman accused of forging lottery tickets

HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Huntington gas station employee faces charges of forging winning lottery tickets.

Media outlets say 30-year-old Crystal Gail Hampton of Huntington is charged with 35 counts of forgery and counterfeiting and one count of embezzlement.

Hampton is accused in criminal complaints of scanning lottery tickets at the gas station to determine if they were winners. She allegedly bought 35 winning tickets at the gas station and then cashed them in.

Payouts ranged from $1 to $18.

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