In Indianapolis, there’s a strange lawsuit being filed. It claims that the Hoosier Lottery misrepresented the odds of winning a particular scratch-off game. The suit has been granted class-action status by a Marion county judge.
So, anyone who bought a ticket to the game can join the lawsuit. This sounds like a free-for-all just waiting to happen.
The suit states that the lottery misstated the number and amount of prizes available in the “Cash Blast” game during some months of 2005 and 2006. Two of the plaintiffs said that the advertising for the game misled them, and they were lead to believe that the odds of winning and prizes available were greater than they actually were.
The game promised seven grand prizes, and each grand prize was supposed to be worth $250,000.
Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed had no comment, saying the Lottery does not comment on pending lawsuits.