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Posted: 12/28/2001 11:55:43 AM EST
I know this a firearms site, but I had to post this thread to illustrate that some in government have the elitist attitude that BS laws doesn't apply to them. We common ordinary people can't select which laws that would apply to us or not. "Lottery officials are fighting the lawsuit, maintaining that state agencies are exempt from false-advertising laws." ================================================================= Los Angeles Times: California Seeks Lottery Amends [url]http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-lottery-trouble1228dec28.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dnation%2Dheadlines[/url] California Seeks Lottery Amends By Associated Press December 28 2001, 4:40 AM PST LOS ANGELES -- The state lottery will hold a special $1 million "second-chance" drawing to make up for selling scratch-off tickets for some games years after the big prizes had already been claimed. Joan Wilson, chief executive officer of the California Lottery, apologized Thursday for the practice, in which the agency failed to alert buyers that big prizes had been awarded. Wilson said the state will now tell lottery retailers to halt sales of Scratcher tickets after someone wins the last big prize in a particular contest. "The lottery deeply regrets having done anything that may make even one citizen lose confidence in the integrity of the games," Wilson wrote in a letter sent to retailers and posted on the lottery's Web site. Lottery officials acknowledged that sales in certain games had continued for as long as three years after the last large prizes were gone. For the makeup drawing, lottery ticket buyers will be able to send in as contest entries any non-winning Scratcher tickets they might have kept. Wilson said she expects millions of entries during the February promotion, which will award $1 million in prizes ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Kevin Roddy, a San Diego attorney who filed suit against the lottery over the practice, said the new drawing doesn't make up for the late sale of tickets in earlier games. "One million dollars is far less than the real amount of tickets they sold after prizes were gone," Roddy told the Los Angeles Times. Roddy filed the suit in 2000 on behalf of San Francisco Scratchers player Amy Stanley. [b]Lottery officials are fighting the lawsuit, maintaining that state agencies are exempt from false-advertising laws.[/b] A judge has thrown out portions of the case seeking financial damages. Scratchers are the state's most popular lottery contests. The lottery, approved by voters in 1985, returns 52.7 percent of its income to winners and 34 percent to California schools. The rest is used for administration. __ On the Web: California Lottery: http://www.calottery.com/ Copyright 2001 Associated Press
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