Just weeks ago, David Cannistraro started his shift for the Massachusetts State Lottery like he always did for 19 years.
The longtime lotto sales supervisor alleged cashed in some winning tickets — a practice that is highly illegal for any and all people employed by the lottery, including the employee’s immediate relative.
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Cannistraro was busted for not only cashing winning tickets, but according to Massachusetts state officials he was using unused tickets that had been returned to officials but were still active and able to be cashed.
He had direct access to them after they’d been returned to the district office in New Bedford, Massachusetts — but before they were destroyed.
Cannistraro, who had been making a salary of more than $100,000, had been employed by the state lottery since 2002.
He’d previously been placed on administrative leave after a fellow employee saw him commit the same offense back in June.
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Cannistraro has since been fired.
Now, instead of coming home to a six-figure salary, he’s looking at potential jailtime.
The Associated Press contributed to this article