Schuylkill County lottery winner charged with theft

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A Schuylkill County woman who won the Pennsylvania Lottery is accused of ripping off a convenience store to get the money to buy lottery tickets.

A Schuylkill County woman who won the Pennsylvania Lottery is accused of ripping off a convenience store to get the money to buy lottery tickets.

Fifty-one-year-old Joan Lechleitner of Pottsville is one of four people facing felony theft charges.

State Police say the group stole more than $175,000 from the Cressona Agway between 2011 and 2016.

Lechleitner won $261,000 on a Cash Five ticket in September.

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