Henrico, VA asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Virginia

Q: Can a company change the rules to a giveaway the day before the drawing?

I am having a difficult time finding a lawyer for this issue. I began playing at the new Rosie's locations since they opened in May, I started playing there when they launched a Giveaway for cash prizes and a car with a cash option if I did not want the car. I played their locations and accumulated points or tickets to use towards this giveaway so I was led to believe I had better odds to win. I would ask the players club twice or three times a week for a rules sheet for the contest but they said they did not have one and its just basic and to the point, the more entries you have the better chance you have to win the main prize on drawing day. So I ran with this information and would continue to follow up and ask about it and was always given the same answer.

The day before the drawing I had spent around a total of $120,000 to go into this giveaway. They also finally printed off a Official Rules to the Giveaway and changed everything. I feel lied to and cheated.

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
Answered
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I regret that I do not handle this type of matter. You may want to contact the Office of the Attorney General for Virginia and ask them your questions.

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