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Lottery Winners Filed Class Action Lawsuit Against Illinois Lottery

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vixen777

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The plaintiffs are two of the at least 29 people in the state who were set to collect winnings before the budget freeze.
Suburban Family Still Waiting for Payment After Big Lottery Win
“The State is not paying prize money to people who won over $25,000, yet the State is continuing to sell Lottery tickets with potential winnings in excess of $25,000,” the lawsuit filed Wednesday states.
In late August, when winners first spoke out about not receiving payments fromt their winnings, Illinois Lottery’s spokesman Stephen Rossi directed the problems to Springfield.

"All winners will be paid in full as soon as the Lottery and the Illinois Comptroller have the legislative authority to do so,” Rossi said in a late August statement.
“Currently, winners may claim prizes under $600 at any of our 8,000 retail locations, and prizes under $25,000 may be claimed at any Lottery claims center, found at illinoislottery.com.”
State law mandates the Illinois comptroller's office must make payouts larger than $25,000, but they also say their hands are tied.



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Re: Lottery Winners Filed Class Action Lawsuit Against Illinois Lottery Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Lottery-Winners-Filed-Class-Acti

I would be mighty pissed if I had to wait for a lottery win!
 

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These states piss me off if they would allow us to gamble freely online they could regulate it!
 

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