The Maryland Lotteries will pay $15 million to a former contestant who won the lottery in 2016, according to the winner’s attorney.
The settlement, which was approved Monday by a state court, will pay to a Maryland Lotters Association member the money that would otherwise have been paid to the plaintiff’s attorney, according a release from the winner.
The Maryland Lottee Association filed a lawsuit last year claiming that the Maryland lottery winner made fraudulent claims in the form of lottery tickets, tickets and tickets issued in other states.
The lawsuit alleged that the lottery winner also sold tickets at an inflated price to someone else.
The plaintiffs, who are named as defendants, said they were not satisfied with the settlement and were considering filing a lawsuit.
The case was resolved in December, the lawsuit said.
Maryland Lottery spokesman Mike O’Malley said the Maryland Department of Public Health would not comment on the settlement.