HAMMOND, La. — A convenience store clerk in Tangipahoa Parish is accused of stealing $21,000 worth of Louisiana Lottery tickets over the past four months, and cashing in $3,000 in winnings.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Charish Granier Watson, of Hammond, was arrested Sunday on a charge of felony theft in the amount of $21,000.

Multiple news outlets report Watson confessed after her arrest, saying she had generated the lottery tickets for herself. She told investigators she cashed out about $3,000 in winnings, but indicated there was more unclaimed cash among her tickets.

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