The winning National
Lottery ticket was bought at Moores Convenience Store
by Alan Watkins
A shop where a worker paid out only £10 on a lottery win of
almost £80,000 has had its licence terminated.
Camelot, which runs the National Lottery, has confirmed
Moores Convenience Store in Gravesend no longer has the authority
to sell any of its products.
The shop, in Mackenzie Way, was suspended from selling tickets
after a member of staff paid out only a tenner on the big win.
Police were called in amid a fraud investigation and a shop worker was said to have been sacked.
Now Camelot has confirmed the shop has been permanently stopped
from selling National Lottery tickets.
A spokesman said: "They have had their retail agreement
terminated and are no longer authorised to sell lottery products of
"The matter has been referred to Kent Police."
The winning lottery
syndicate members work in Chatham
It follows a £79,887 win by a 29-strong syndicate based at
Morrison Utility Contractors, in Chatham.
The winning ticket was bought by 24-year-old Callum
However, when he went to cash the ticket, he was paid £10
by a counter assistant who is said to have then thrown it behind
It was only later that the syndicate raised the alarm when they
realised they had matched five numbers and the bonus ball.
Three days after his first visit, Mr Crosier returned to the
shop and the winning ticket was found.