ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has seized nearly $70,000 in jackpots won by gamblers who told Atlantic City casinos to keep them out.

The gamblers signed up for the state’s self-exclusion list. But sneaked inside anyway, gambled, won, and got caught, only to see the casinos seize their winnings.

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The state Division of Gaming Enforcement approved the forfeitures on Nov. 28, but did not make its action public until Friday.

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The biggest involved a player who won a jackpot of nearly $54,000 at Bally’s in April. Another won more than $13,000 at the Borgata.

The money will be split between programs to treat compulsive gambling, and a fund for transportation and prescription drugs for senior citizens.

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