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A Canadian lottery player sued the Loto-Quebec because she didn't understand the minuscule odds and is blaming the lottery for not explaining the odds of winning a jackpot.
Martha Karas sued the lottery because she had been purchasing tickets for years without winning big. She thought the odds of winning were a mere 5 million to 1, rather than the 14 million to 1 that is actually in place. Karas has played the lottery for over 20 years, and she feels she was wronged severely. She's looking for $112 million in punitive damages in addition to all profits that were generated after July 2017.
The plaintiff has pushed the case before, previously getting to the Quebec Superior Court in 2017 before it was tossed out. Her most recent attempt flamed out last week as the Court of Appeals threw out the case because of overwhelming evidence in the lottery's favor.
It's unknown if Karas will continue her attempts to get rich in court, but we'd reckon her odds of success will be about as slim as winning the lottery.