A New Jersey woman is suing WABC-TV, American Broadcasting Co., the Walt Disney Co. and a person identified as “Jane Doe” for allegedly broadcasting the wrong winning numbers in a 2009 Mega Millions drawing.
In court documents, Rakel Daniele, of Fort Lee, says she was caused pain after WABC-TV is NYC broadcast the wrong lottery numbers on June 19, 2009.
The suit says the TV station reported the winning numbers as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, with the mega ball 12, for the multistate Mega Millions lottery.
Daniele claims she held a lottery ticket with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, with the mega ball 6. She said she thought she had won $250,000
She says despite the fact that the numbers WABC-TV broadcast were wrong; the station compounded her pain by “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and/or intentionally” rebroadcasting the erroneous numbers the next day.
Daniele is seeking $75,000 for her pain and suffering.
The lawsuit was transferred to federal District Court in Newark last week from state Superior Court in Hackensack.