WAREHAM (CBS) — A Wareham convenience store employee is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in lottery tickets.

Wareham police said they responded to the Cumberland Farms on Depot Street Thursday for a report of a worker stealing lottery tickets. They said they learned the employee had stolen about $3,400 worth of tickets over the past four weeks.

Officers arrested 28-year-old Matthew Christianson, of New Bedford, and charged him with larceny over $1,200. He was arraigned at Wareham District Court.

wareham lottery arrest Store Employee Accused Of Stealing $3,400 Worth Of Lottery Tickets

Matthew Christianson (Image credit: Wareham police)

Police have not specified what kind of lottery tickets Christianson allegedly stole. The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is $1 billion, the second-largest in United States lottery history. The Powerball jackpot is $470 million.

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