Friday, June 30, 2006

A State Lottery Gets It's Ticket Punched

Many of you who know me, know that I'm a news hound -- world reports and news of the weird. While on the road for our weekly extended family dinner, this is one I heard.

Get this. In 1996, an Indiana man bought a $2 lottery ticket. When he learned, several months later, that it was a $5 winner, they said "Too late."

Annoyed, he sued. Overjoyed, he won $15,000.

It cost the state $450,000 in legal fees, the $15,000 settlement...and the $5!

Great googily-moogily!