Pensioner is suing a lottery store

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

A 70-year-old pensioner is suing a lottery store for failing to sell him lottery tickets on the night that his numbers came in. Charles Andrews, of Indianapolis, US is suing the Speedway convenience store chain after he alleges that their employees cheated him out of a large jackpot by refusing to sell him a Hoosier Lotto lottery ticket in February 2008.

Mr Andrews claims that he selected the winning lottery numbers for the February 2008 Hoosier Lotto drawing, but that a clerk at the store refused to sell him a lottery ticket, even though it was still a few minutes left before the official 10:40pm deadline for ticket sales.

Mr Andrews claims that the lottery store clerk told him that the lottery terminal wasn’t working and he wouldn’t be able to buy tickets for that night’s draw. However, Mr Andrews returned to the store and asked for a list of the lottery results to be printed, which the store duly did, proving that the lottery terminal was still working.

The store clerk stated that the store manager didn’t like to sell lottery tickets after 10pm, when questioned about being refused lottery tickets. Mr Andrews signed his play slip and left it with the store so he would have proof in case the lottery numbers he had chosen turned out to be winning numbers, which they did indeed. The numbers Mr Andrews chose would have won him $11.5 million had he been allowed to play them.

Mr Andrews is suing the company for breach of contract and negligence, plus other things, and he seeks the $11.5 million jackpot prize along with unspecified damages costs. Online Lotto will bring you further details of this unfortunate lottery mishap as the case continues.