Man Sues Powerball For Posting Wrong Numbers

A man is suing the organizers of Powerball for mistakenly making him think he was a millionaire. In January 2023, John Cheeks thought he'd won $340 million after his lottery ticket matched up with numbers posted to the Powerball website. But administrators say the numbers weren't the real winners, but a test that had been "mistakenly posted". Now, Cheeks is suing organizers for - you guessed it - $340 million, claiming gross negligence, breach of contract, and emotional distress. The defendants say it was clear the website numbers weren't real - in fact, they were posted before the drawing was even held. Does Cheeks have a case here?  What would you do with $340 million?

Reuters

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