$1 Million Lotto Ticket Lawsuit: Salvatore Cambria, Erick Onyango Sue New Jersey Lottery

June 27, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Men sue after $1 million lottery ticket thrown in trash

$1 million lottery ticket loss leads to legal battle. Men sue after $1 million lottery ticket thrown in trash is big news from New Jersey today. Two men are beating themselves up after discovering that they might have thrown a way a lottery ticket worth $1 million. The New Jersey residents Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango are blaming the New Jersey Lottery for their mega loss and are therefore suing the company in order to get their winnings.

Indeed one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially if that trash bin contains a a $1 million lotto ticket.

Two men from Suffern, New York, have decided to sue the New Jersey Lottery after they accidentally dumped a $1 million lottery ticket in the trash.

Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, stated that on March 23, 2013, they visited the New Jersey Lottery web site several times hoping to view the winning numbers.

Mr Onyango and Mr Cambria checked the site till 11 p.m. and the winning numbers were never published.

According to their lawyers the friends believed they did not win any money so they threw their tickets way, only to later find out that they had unwillingly lost a million.

The duo immediately contacted the New Jersey Lottery and explained the situation but they were denied their lump sum of cash, despite having proof that they did indeed purchase three tickets that night and still had two that contained digits very close to winning numbers.

The pals eventually contacted a lawyer who is trying to build a case against the company using the winning ticket’s serial number – apparently his clients believe that the serial number of the winning ticket falls right between their two losing tickets, which they still have in their possession:

Their attorney Edward Logan explained:

“It’s not as if the lottery commission or the state of New Jersey or whoever would be losing money.There was a winning ticket that was sold and these people have proven that they’re the ones who bought it.”

Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango have more chances of winning the lottery again than winning their case.

Judith Drucker, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery Commission has refused to talk to the media on the matter.


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