Dutch State Lottery Dodges (for Now) €300 Million Claim

Dutch State Lottery Dodges (for Now) €300 Million Claim

Last year, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands found that the Dutch State Lottery, between 2000 and 2007, customarily misrepresented the odds of winning by having large numbers of unsold tickets participating in their drawings. In response, Stichting Loterijverlies is bringing a class action lawsuit against the lottery, claiming €300 million in damages.

Even though new lottery advertising rules were recently introduced in the Netherlands to prevent any such repetition, the District Court in The Hague on Wednesday rejected a series of preliminary claims by Stichting Loterijverlies.

Meanwhile, reports are surfacing that Loterijverlies founder Ferdy Roet has been using the contributions of the members of Stichting Loterijverlies for private gain, causing Roet to lodge a series of criminal complaints alleging “slander, defamation and racism” against Telegraaf reporter Bart Mos.