RYAN J. FOLEY
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy said Monday it has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who alleged that a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as big.
The Multi-State Lottery Association and Larry Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, canceling a trial that was scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines, Iowa. The terms of the deal are confidential.
"He's relieved that it's over," Dawson's attorney, Nicholas Mauro, said.
Dawson, a financial adviser who lives in Webster City, Iowa, won a $9 million Hot Lotto jackpot in 2011. He happily claimed the $6 million pre-tax cash payout, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren