If your scratch-off is a rip-off, prepare to pay up. A host of lawsuits have been filed by disgruntled lottery and sweepstakes consumers, including a business professor who is suing the Virginia Lottery for allegedly selling roughly $85 million in defective scratch-offs where the top prizes had already been claimed. Similar lawsuits are pending in four other states. Private attorneys are warning companies that want to use lottery tickets as a way to boost sales to beware of botched-up games.
If a Scratch-Off Is a Rip-Off, Litigation May Be the Prize
The National Law Journal
September 5, 2008