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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Long Beach man sues California Lottery for not honoring winning $5M Scratcher

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A Long Beach resident is suing the California State Lottery Commission and a local liquor store for failing to honor a winning Scratchers ticket worth $5 million.

Ward Thomas is suing the commission and Los Altos Mobil gas station along Bellflower Boulevard for damages resulting from the loss and denial of the winning ticket.

In the lawsuit, Thomas claims on or around Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. he and his 16-year-old son Benjamin went to the Mobil Mart to buy California Lottery tickets, which they had done in the past.

At Ward's request, he sent his son inside with 12 "Deluxe 7's" Scratchers that totaled $330 in winnings. He asked his son to exchange the tickets for more Scratchers, according to the lawsuit.



Anonymous said...

The 5 million will put California into bankruptcy! Besides they need that 5 mil to pay for all the illegals they support. That's 5 million they get to keep free and clear.

lmclain said...

California (a liberal government entity --- VERY liberal) has allowed their politicians to drive them to the brink of insolvency with their free this and free that mentality
They will find ANY reason not to pay.
They have to.
There are too many illegal immigrants with criminal records that need a free lawyer (free to THEM, not us) to avoid being deported for the 5th time. Money is short. They have priorities, you know.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

16 year olds are not allowed to play the Lottery in any State.

He should have known better than to send in his minor son with lottery winnings.

Anonymous said...

Funny that they cashed the winning $330 tickets for a minor. I say the winners win this one.