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Couple sues lottery for $1.125 million

Robert Moore
Herald Staff

A Harrodsburg couple is suing the Kentucky Lottery Corporation for over $1 million in what they believe are lost winnings.

Tom and Linda Wooten are charging the corporation with breach of contract for refusing to pay winnings from Cash Ball tickets they had purchased.

The dispute dates back to Feb. 25, when Tom Wooten purchased five tickets from a Shell station in Harrodsburg. After checking online, he and his wife thought they had  winning numbers on their five tickets. All together, the cash prizes from the tickets amounted to $1,125,000.

However, when the couple tried to collect their winnings, they were told the numbers had been posted incorrectly and, according to a lawsuit filed on Sept. 6. in the Mercer County Circuit Court, their tickets “did not have the winning numbers.”

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald. 

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