Huntington Woman Faces Charges for Buying Winning Lottery Tickets

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Winning on a scratch off lottery ticket is usually fun, but for a former gas station employee -- it could put her behind bars.

Crystle Hampton, 30, of Huntington, is facing 35 counts of forgery/counterfeiting of lottery tickets and one count of embezzlement.

According to court documents, Hampton would scan lottery tickets until she found a winning ticket -- and then she would pay for it at that point in time. She is also accused of stealing 200 lottery tickets.

35 lottery tickets were purchased by Hampton, totaling $86 in winnings, according to court documents.

Hampton was working at the Rich Oil gas station on 16th Street Road in Huntington.

Hampton faces 30 years in jail, and fines, if she is found guilty.

A court date has been set for Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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