You may have heard that a lawsuit was filed today against the Iowa Lottery and the Multi-State Lottery Association by a Webster City man who won a multi-million-dollar Hot Lotto® jackpot in May 2011.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich released the following statement regarding the lawsuit:
“It is impossible to rewrite history. No one can know what would have occurred in this case had any event in it been changed. We believe that Mr. Dawson rightfully was paid the jackpot to which he was entitled.
We at the Iowa Lottery are thankful for the work accomplished in the long-running lottery jackpot investigation by Iowa law enforcement and officials from around the country. Together, we have taken the actions necessary to ensure the integrity and security of lottery games today.
Our lottery will defend its efforts to protect lottery players in any forum, including in this litigation.”