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BALTIMORE, M.d. (WUSA9) - A former lottery official has been indicted for stealing tickets and collecting tens of thousands of dollars from the winnings, officials said on Thursday.

Mark Barron Hantski, 59, of Lothian, a former Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employee, collected $67,000 in winnings after stealing tickets from the Maryland Lottery, officials said in a news release.

Officials say that the Grand Jury for Anne Arundel County formally charged on April 18th.

Hantski stole $99,600 worth of lottery tickets from nine different retailers, officials said.

Felony theft scheme over $10,000 but under $100,000 is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and $15,000 fine. Hantski's arraignment date has been set for May 6, according to the news release.

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