Tag: Lottery

Lottery Winners Try to Claim Money, But the State Refuses to Pay

Many people dream of the day they win the lottery. They plan what they’d spend their money on, and how that money would change their lives. But people never imagine the state refusing to pay out their winnings.   That’s exactly what happened to lottery winners in Illinois. One attorney has even started representing the failed winners.   But why will the government not pay? Officials blame their budget crisis. If anyone won more than $600, the state refused to pay—yet they continued to promote the lottery in ads all over Illinois! As one lottery winner, Susan Rick, said,...

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Single Mother Gives Her Lottery Winnings to a Homeless Man

Sofia Lorena is a single mom. Like many people, she occasionally plays scratch-off lottery tickets. One day, despite the odds, she struck it big and walked away with $200 from a single ticket. That’s typically not a life changing amount of money, but for Sofia, it was about to be.   As she was leaving the store where she cashed her ticket, she met Glenn – a homeless man who was stranded out in the cold with nowhere to go. Sofia knew that temperatures were about to drop immensely, so she did the only thing she could think of...

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