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Ontario lottery chief asked to resign

16 March 2007

ONTARIO, Canada – As reported by the CBC News: "Opposition critics are calling for an overhaul of the scandal-plagued Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the resignation of its chief.

"Since the fall, the lottery corporation has been plagued with a string of bad-news stories, sparked by an investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate. Several lottery clerks have been accused of stealing winning tickets from customers and cashing in millions of dollars in prizes themselves.

"At the same time, scratch tickets have been recalled because of security concerns, and an investigation showed that lottery clerks have won prizes nearly 200 times in seven years — a statistical anomaly, according to experts.

"…Bob Runciman, a Conservative member of the Ontario legislature, is calling for a forensic audit and more investigations…"

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