I don't know if this is too simple a solution, but what if we simply made those individuals who sell lottery tickets ineligible for the prizes? In other words, if you are licensed to sell lottery products in the province of Ontario and you are currently employed by a retailer that sells lottery products in the province of Ontario, then you are ineligible to win a prize from an Ontario lottery product.
After an investigation by the CBC's The Fifth Estate alleged that a disproportionate number of clerks and retailers win large lotteries in Ontario, the province's gaming corporation has defended its security practices.
"It is critical to note that when a retailer/clerk wins a major prize, [Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation] conducts an investigation 100 per cent of the time," said a statement released Wednesday.
A statistician with the University of Toronto called [the number of lottery retailers winning the lottery a] statistical anomaly, saying there is a "one in a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion" chance of that many retailers winning. Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal said the number of wins should be closer to 57.
No security concerns. No audit concerns. No investigations needed.
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