BOSTON (WHDH) — The Massachusetts State Lottery is taking action following a 7NEWS investigation into winning ticket cashing.

Several Boston-area businesses have been notified that their Lottery licenses are being suspended. The disciplinary action follows a 7NEWS investigation, which aired in May and uncovered several owners of businesses where Lottery tickets are sold winning big themselves – over and over and over again.

Five businesses will be banned from selling Lottery products for 30 days.