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.