CA Lottery owes thousands

January 25, 2008 5:22:27 AM PST
The California Lottery is out of luck.

State officials say the lottery owes the treasury tens of thousands of dollars for a big bash.

Lotto officials threw a $40,000-plus party last fall.

Lotto workers got to dine on prime rib and had a chance to win prizes like iPods, digital cameras, gift cards and a Nintendo Wii (wee) game system.

But state treasury officials say the employee recognition party went beyond what's acceptable and lottery has to repay most of the money.