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$85M sought for "defective" Virginia lottery tickets

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 8 years ago by flamarko.

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Posted: July 3, 2008, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

From a legal point of view, proving "defect" instead of "fraud" may prove to be a much easier suit to win on several levels.

A "defect" suit could possibly contain an onus (or burden) on the State to prove or dissprove.

It could contain a mutli-prong test in which if just one burden is not overcome from the defense (State) could be a victory for the plaintiff. Or in this case, all the players of scratch offs.

 

I always had a problem with the "retail" level deceptive advertising here in Florida regarding scratchers.

That's why I never buy them.

You would have to sit on the internet and navigate a bunch of different places just to find out if the TOP PRIZE(s) have been claimed.

 

Put it this way...

It would be like going to a silent auction and the auctioneer continued to sell tickets even after the top ITEMS up for bid were taken and yet no where was it written what has been claimed.

BIG SCAM    IMHO!


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    Posted: July 3, 2008, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

    If enough people win enough of these lawsuits then bye bye sratchers!

    Hurray!

    Good!

    Scratchers are a BIG waste of time and money for:

    State to produce ...

    customers in line for Lotto or Numbers games..

    and most of all for all the poor suckers who buy them.

    I once saw a mexican laborer in a Circle K store here in Florida blow through his $400 weekly cash salary on the $20 scratchers and come away with nothing.

    The guy next to him (a coworker) told me that was his only money for the entire week.

    It's a BIG SHAME!

     

    And yet the STATE government does not grant private concerns CASINO rights.

    Places where the odds would be 10x better than what they (state) is offering.


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      Posted: July 3, 2008, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

      Here is the only statement when you go to Florida Lottery Website on "specific scratchers"

      *Prizes, including the top prizes, may be unavailable at time of ticket purchase due to prior sale or other causes occurring in the normal course of business.

      No public list or anything else to tell what TOP PRIZES have been taken.

      Maybe their definition of a top prize could be $27 ?

       

      For this reason, I do not buy into this deceptive advertising.