According to an incident report, the manager at Four Seasons Food and Fuel, 901 Edgefield Road, told authorities Wednesday that an employee, identified as Daryl Lee Meadows, 31, of North Augusta, took seven $10 scratch-off lottery tickets from the store during his shift between Monday and Tuesday.
The manager said Meadows then took $50 from the store cash box in an attempt to pay for the tickets.
Police said the manager confronted the employee, who admitted to the theft.
Five of the seven tickets were discovered in a store gas station. Another one was cashed in at Ye Ol Grocery in Clearwater. The winning amount was not listed.
The manager told authorities Meadows has already been terminated but he wants criminal charges filed as well.
The North Augusta Public Safety Office obtained warrants for breach of trust.