Lottery winners to face collection deadline

The Ontario Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that an exclusive group of winners from an early lottery drawing would have to choose whether to appeal a $70-million settlement agreement to the Ontario Securities Commission.

The group includes winners from the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Lottery Tournaments and will be asked to choose their course of action next fall before the deadline to file their appeal.

This announcement comes as the Ontario Lottery Corp. and the Solicitor General are considering whether to appeal a $70-million payout to more than 50,000 lottery winners from a lawsuit brought by the Solicitor General of the Province of Ontario in 2003, alleging the Lottery Corporation abused its authority with “a deliberate disregard” for its fiduciary duty to distribute winning lottery prizes.

“The court has already had a chance to consider its case as a whole, and we believe it is appropriate to do so before the appeal deadline for cases where the government has failed to take reasonable steps to keep its own lottery tickets,” 출장said Gerry Ryan, public affairs minister.

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“We take every opportunity to ensure that the people entrus일산출장마사지 일산출장안마ted with providing safe and adequate gambling to Ontarians are also responsible stewards of the public money and not be found to be culpable of an injustice.”

The Solicitor General’s lawsuit was dropped in 2003 and the group was barred from being part of the lottery as they were no실시간 바카라t winners, but the association, the Ontario Association of Gaming Contractors, was still awarded millions from an earlier contract for the 2003/2004/2005/2006 and 2007/2008 Tournaments.

The money comes in the form of lottery tickets that could be sold later under a different agreement.

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