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Court dismisses lottery suit, orders man to pay fees

Ohio LotteryOhio Lottery: Court dismisses lottery suit, orders man to pay fees

A man who sued the Ohio Lottery Commission, claiming that the lottery's promise of billions of dollars for public schools was false, not only won't get the $12 billion he sued for, but also will have to pay the lottery commission's legal fees.

Ron Rembert III, of Carrollton, sued the lottery in March, saying he had been defrauded by the lottery's claims of funding public education and that the lottery incorrectly processed a ticket he bought in 2000.

In its ruling last week, the Ohio Court of Claims wrote that because Rembert had bought the lottery ticket in 2000 — six years before filing his legal claim — the two-year statute of limitations had passed. The court did not comment on the claim regarding the alleged misallocation of lottery revenue.

But it did order Rembert, 29, to pay the lottery commission's legal fees to defend the case. The court's ruling did not indicate what the legal fees were.

Columbus Dispatch

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Posted: September 5, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

"In its ruling last week, the Ohio Court of Claims wrote that because Rembert had bought the lottery ticket in 2000 — six years before filing his legal claim — the two-year statute of limitations had passed."

That's news to me, I thought a winner only had 180 days to file a claim for their winnings.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: September 5, 2006, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

    They mean the two-year statute of limitations in order to file a law suit, not claim the winnings

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      Posted: September 5, 2006, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

      How did they "incorrectly process" his ticket? Is he saying he won and didn't get paid, or does he mean that he lost and that his losings were not correctly spent? Even if it didn't go to the Schools (which are failing even with the Lottery's help), it went someplace and made someone happier. At least, I hope so.

      I'm wondering when at some point will School property bear the inscription, "this item provided courtesy of your State Lottery"

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        Posted: September 5, 2006, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

        They mean the two-year statute of limitations in order to file a law suit, not claim the winnings

        Flame is correct in his fact.

        My comments:

        The guy actually can appeal and take his one part of the case further. If indeed its true that the lottery is not allocating its funds correctly as it advertises. Naturally the guy has the odds against him since the lottery commission can delay stuff in courts and break his bank for trying.

        Years ago Pennsylvania used to promote that 50% of its proceeds went to elderly programs. It has ceased making such a claim and now simply says " some of the proceeds go to senior programs". They were quick to change it before the public got wise to ask for an audit of allocations. Amazing how changing a few words can protect an entity and still allow it to come off as a do-gooder program.

        Thats just my two cents of an opinion in which luckily wont go to a tax or program :)

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          Posted: September 6, 2006, 9:52 am - IP Logged

          Flame is correct in his fact.

          My comments:

          The guy actually can appeal and take his one part of the case further. If indeed its true that the lottery is not allocating its funds correctly as it advertises. Naturally the guy has the odds against him since the lottery commission can delay stuff in courts and break his bank for trying.

          Years ago Pennsylvania used to promote that 50% of its proceeds went to elderly programs. It has ceased making such a claim and now simply says " some of the proceeds go to senior programs". They were quick to change it before the public got wise to ask for an audit of allocations. Amazing how changing a few words can protect an entity and still allow it to come off as a do-gooder program.

          Thats just my two cents of an opinion in which luckily wont go to a tax or program :)

          Don't put a value on your opinion. Pennsylvania will try to find a way to tax it! Big Smile

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            Posted: September 6, 2006, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

            Don't put a value on your opinion. Pennsylvania will try to find a way to tax it! Big Smile

            Wisconsin wouldn't tax it..because the pols here know if they do any more taxing, the people will come for them with tar and feathers.

            Instead, the Wisconsin pols will put a "fee" on it. Then they will proclaim loudly that they are holding the line at tax increases. But of course, additional fees and hikes in fees will be soon following.......

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