Court rejects claims that Ohio Lottery Commission stole game idea from man

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter
Published: 10/21/2013

The 10th District Court of Appeals recently rejected a man’s claims that the Ohio Lottery Commission stole his idea for a game that he invented.

The three-judge appellate panel affirmed the Ohio Court of Claims ruling that Ignatius Leone’s idea for a lottery game was so general and non-specific that it was unable to be used by the lottery commission.

Case summary states that Leone came up with an idea for a new lottery game in early 2003.

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