and sounds perfectly legit to me. The intention of these games is to sell all of the tickets and pay the winners from those proceeds. They can't require buying to wait until all tickets are gone before scratching them off. It would be just as likely that the first ticket sold would have the grand prize winner as the last one. If that happens, should the winner be announced immediately? Not gonna happen. It doesn't work that way in the gambling world. It sounds as if this guy still had a chance to reap more than he sowed. He's wasting the courts time. Hope he loses and has to repay all that this will cost the public.
... along with cattle rustlers and card cheats. What do you do with a State that cheats on a lottery ?
When Scott Hoover bought a $5 scratch-off ticket in Virginia called "Beginner's Luck" last summer, he carefully studied the odds. Even though he figured his chances of winning were a long shot, he felt the odds were reasonable....
... but he was shocked to learn the top prize had been awarded before he even bought the ticket.