MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A California man is holding a winning Lotto ticket worth $5 million.
But, the state won’t let him cash it in.
Ward Thomas is suing the Lotto Commission and the corporate owners of the gas station that sold the ticket.
The state is refusing to pay because Thomas’ 16-year-old son traded in some winning scratch-offs for new tickets that included the $5million winner.
You have to be 18 to buy lotto tickets, but Thomas said the gas station clerk didn’t card his son or ask how old he was.