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Plaintiffs File Amended Petition in Fun 5’s Case

The plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lawsuit against Texas Lottery operator GTECH Corporation filed their Plaintiff’s 3rd Amended Petition in Travis County District Court yesterday.  The petition alleges  that GTECH committed fraud on lottery players when it chose wording on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets that led players to believe they would win five times the amount in the PRIZE box if their tickets revealed a Money Bag symbol.  In fact, a substantial number of Fun 5’s tickets with a Money Bag symbol were not winning tickets.  The petition also alleges that GTECH became aware that its scratch-off game was misleading players but continued to deliver tickets to retailers for sale to players for almost two months before political pressure from Texas legislators caused the Texas Lottery Commission to shut down the Fun 5’s game.

By Richard LaGarde

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