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Illinois Can’t Afford to Pay Lottery Winners

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:43
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Governments In The US Are Collapsing Financially, Just Like we Said They Would:

Abusively high levels of taxation, spending, and regulation are continuing to have the effect we have been saying they would.

It stifles then kills productivity, jobs, entrepreneurship, and ultimately any hope of prosperity.

Take the latest example the national media has been hiding from you, Illinois. They have every leftist, progressive, statist, anti-liberty policy that is popular today and it is not only bringing down Chicago, its collapsing the whole state.

The Chicago Tribune affirms what we discovered in the alternative national media (the ones that are called fake news by the liberal press), that Illinois cant afford to pay lottery winners…but is is still advertising the lottery and encouraging people to buy tickets as if there is nothing wrong.

There are multiple lawsuits now in progress.

This will bring us all down if we don’t stop running our government in this way. The only thing keeping the Federal Government afloat today is it’s ability to print money, which Illinois can not do.

Michigan, California, Illionois, New York..who’s next?

When the news got out that Illinois failed to pay their winning lottery tickets, families and residents are outraged and demand justice. Many of the winners have sought legal help to fight back against the state that stole their dreams away from them.

One attorney, Tom Zimmerman, has started representing some of the winners and claims that Illinois has failed to pay out $288 million in lottery prizes.

What happened? Illinois blamed their failure on their ‘budget crisis’. And if anyone won more than $600 from a lottery ticket, the state refused point-blank to pay it. Nevertheless, television ads continue to run and promote the lottery to millions of residents. Is this fair? No! Learn more below!

Why should residents be punished for the state’s budget crisis? Or if they really are too broke to pay out lottery winnings, why are they still selling tickets?

One female lottery winner, Susan Rick, opened up about how the State screwed her out of thousands during an interview with Inside Edition.

Rick said: “We won. We finally can have a comfortable life. Suddenly you’re gonna pull the rug out from under us. We had a ticket for $250,000.”

Rick and her family are not the only ones who have been punished by Illinois’s unfair move to defraud lottery players.

One group of city employees in Chicago joined a lottery pool and won! But because their state doesn’t want to pay, those hard working employees have not seen one cent of their $1 million winnings.

A hospital clerk, Rhonda Rasche, turned to the lottery to make ends meet. When she finally won big, getting $50,000 from a scratch ticket, she went to the lottery office to cash it in. That’s when officials broke the news to her. They didn’t have the money. She would get a check in the mail in four to six weeks with her winnings.

While that was all well and good, that was months ago. Rhonda Rasche has not yet been paid.

Because Rasche is not the only one left unpaid by Illinois, she and a group of other lottery winners have joined forces to sue the state to get their winnings. They hired Zimmerman to represent them.

“If any private business would engage in this kind of conduct selling tickets and not paying out the winner, the state would shut them down and indict them for fraud,” Zimmerman said.

Watch the report from Inside Edition below to see and hear from the Illinois lottery winners who have yet to be paid.

Read more HERE

Read the 2015 Chicago Tribune Story HERE


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  • What an ABSOLUTE Ponzi scheme !!! Illinois Needs a Real Revolution and the citizens there should be after their crooked politicians and other state a city officials HEADS !!! Government ; If they CAN Steal it they WILL Steal it and every last red cent of it and THEN Some !!!

  • So who runs this State? Democrats or Republicans?

  • Where is the money? In some politicans back pocket I bet.

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