Family Wins $288 Million From The Lottery, State Refuses To Pay It

AWM - 05-01

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The state of Illinois has been bankrupt for a long time, and this is having many effects on its citizens. One especially unfair example of this concerns the state-run lottery, which despite still airing ads for its jackpots, will not pay out winnings of $288 million to those who have won. In a special episode of Inside Edition, the story was elaborated on by some of the families affected, and by the attorney representing them. Tom Zimmerman, that attorney, has seen this before.