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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Arkansas Lottery faces class action lawsuit on scratch-off ticket payoffs

Posted By on Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

TOOK TICKETS: Remmele Mazyck
  • TOOK TICKETS: Remmele Mazyck
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Pulaski Circuit Court against the Arkansas Lottery related to the disclosure that a former lottery security officer had stolen thousands of scratch-off lottery tickets and then collected winnings up to $500 on an individual tickets totaling almost a half-million dollars.

The lawsuit, with Raymond Brock and Rick Tomboli as plaintiffs, was filed by the John Walker Law Firm by Lawrence Walker. It alleges that the lottery learned of ticket thefts in 2012 and continued to advertise odds for winnings without adjusting them downward, thus misrepresenting the number of prizes still to be awarded.

Remmele Mazyck, a former security official, pleaded guilty in federal court in July to stealing $478,000 in tickets. He cashed winnings and plowed them back into more tickets and wound up broke. He's awaiting sentencing.

Here's the full lawsuit.

Tomboli is plaintiff in another lawsuit against the lottery over scratch-off tickets sold at a convenience store that had been tampered with by someone to see if they were winners. They weren't, but were sold to him anyway, Tomboli alleged.

Citing the pending litigation, Lottery Director Bishop Woosley declined comment.

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