The state Lottery Commission voted on Thursday to fine two technicians for tampering with 10 limited video lottery machines. The technicians, Kenneth Howell and Lawson Mangum of Clarksburg-based Shafer Amusements, were fined $1,000 and placed on six months’ probation after wiring over switches meant to notify Lottery headquarters when someone access the insides of a machine.
In other lottery news, the owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Beckley still has not come forward to claim their prize. It’s a highly unusual case for such a large payout, puzzling both lottery officials and the folks at the Beckley convenience store where the ticket was sold.
Also in today’s paper, Dave reports about the state’s $860,000 report on Medicaid expansion. The report, originally promised in January, still has not been released. State officials now are moving the goalposts, broadening the study’s scope and extending the deadline. Click here to read Dave’s story.
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