In the world where we live today, many people have turned around their life from lottery.
Since we live in a country where upward mobility and financial success runs almost in two parallel directions, the lottery has been a hope of many people today in becoming millionaires. But a winner of any lottery can only be a millionaire when they receive all the money they won in the lottery.
But currently, something shameful is transgressing in the state of Illinois. Many lottery winners have spent days without seeing exactly what they won. For some time now, the hundreds of lottery winners have not seen even a coin of what they deserved and have decided to not keep quiet about it any longer. Perhaps their silence meant the start of their trouble after celebrations of their winnings.
The winners have decided to file the case at a court of law, and their quest became even bigger when Tom Zimmerman agreed to represent them at the lawsuit.
They have registered a case to pressurize on the state to remit to their accounts all the money they have won in the lottery promotions and others kind of plays.According to Zimmerman, the lucky winner has accumulated up to 4,288 million, and the state is wrongfully owning this money.
The amount is so vast that it is enough to earn someone better living and in fact even to own a home in the city! The state has been accused of being atrocious and selfishly driven without the interest of the citizens.
According to Yahoo! News, “the latest announcement from the state is that they will not be able to pay any lottery winning above $600 since the state is facing a budget crisis, but still running the ads on the TV stations promoting more plays from the innocent citizens.” It is one of the worst cases ever to run a lottery program and at the same time giving the winners only a fraction of their possible win.
Without hiding anything from anyone, the residents of Illinois have become extremely annoyed by this act and are not planning to relent soon until they are served with their rights. As explained by Susan Rick to Inside Edition, “we luckily won and hoped for a new improved life but only to realize that you are gonna pull that rug again from the back! As for us, we had a raffle ticket of $250,000, and this is good money to make you live decently.”
Not only Susan is in this disagreement with the state, but we also met another person by the name Rhoda Rasche. She too had a ticket of about $50,000, and when she went to cast her reaping, she was given days to wait before she could find her account topped up. But contrary to the promise, her report is still deficient in the cash until today. It had taken months now leave alone the days that she was promised earlier when she went to cast her ticket.
As it always been the norm, anybody, when attacked, will tend to defend themself. The Illinois lottery too tried to protect themselves through a desperate mode that nobody could believe. They published, “There shall be payment delays since we do not have a legal authority to monitor our lottery checks.” They further reinstated that there has never been a business that can be successful without an employee and that is why they were faced with that challenge.
But for these winners, they have ganged up and decided to sue the state in the court of law.They are saying that they have heard enough of the fake promises from Illinois lottery and their patience has ran out since they did not pay them anything.
Zimmerman has promised to fully deliver on his call to ensure that these people receive what they lawfully deserve.“the state should shut down any business that sells a ticket to people and in return doesn’t pay them when they win,” stated Zimmerman.
We hope that Zimmerman with his team will win the case, so the innocent fortunate people will enjoy what they deserve. Leave your thoughts on the comments below!