No one appealed the court’s decision, and the owner of the lottery shop paid compensation.
A local court has ordered a lottery shop owner in Jiangsu province to pay a customer more than 240,000 yuan ($33,000) for failing to print a lottery ticket that could win a jackpot of 5 million yuan ($685,000). This was reported by ChinaDaily.
It was learned that the incident occurred when a customer named Li ordered a lottery ticket through WeChat and paid for it through the payment system. However, the owner of the lottery shop, surnamed Zhang, forgot to print the ticket with the numbers chosen by the man.
As a result, this oversight resulted in Lee losing the jackpot of over US$685,000. The lottery results showed that all ten numbers he picked matched the winning numbers.
The court found that Zhang’s failure to print the ticket was negligence and held him liable through compensation.
The court also found that Li was negligent in not giving appropriate reminders and encouraging Zhang to print the ticket. Lee was found partially responsible for his own injuries and was thus awarded a proportionate share of liability.
It was previously reported that in the Italian city of Senigalia, a homeless man won 37 thousand euros in a lottery and was unable to withdraw it due to the lack of a health insurance card.
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