Apr 15, 2019

JACKPOTS SEIZED


OHIO SAYS IT IS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO RECOUP UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT FROM GAMBLERS WHO WIN JACKPOTS - AND HAS RECOVERED $10-MILLION OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS. OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES DIRECTOR KIMBERLY HALL SAYS MORE THAN SIX-THOUSAND JACKPOTS HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED INVOLVING WINNERS AT OHIO'S CASINOS AND RACINOS AND THE OHIO LOTTERY. HALL SAYS IF NONCUSTODIAL PARENTS ARE BEHIND ON CHILD SUPPORT, GAMBLING WINNINGS SHOULD BE USED FIRST TO COVER THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THEIR CHILDREN. THE DEPARTMENT CHECKS JACKPOT AND PRIZE WINNERS AGAINST A DATABASE OF NONCUSTODIAL PARENTS WHO OWE CHILD SUPPORT.

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