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An Ohio Lottery Data Breach Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Information and Your Rights

Ohio Lottery Data Breach Lawsuit

Lottery tickets and scratchers offer a fun and enticing chance at winning big. However, the recent Ohio Lottery data breach has jeopardized the personal data and livelihood of thousands of innocent people. What was originally excitement over a potential windfall has turned to concern as players are left fearing for the safety of their privacy.

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The Lyon Firm, a law firm experienced in data breach class action litigation, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to the Ohio Lottery. 

We want to support affected individuals in getting the peace of mind and compensation they deserve. If you received a notice of data breach letter from the Ohio Lottery, please contact us as soon as possible so we can explain your legal rights in response to the data breach. 

What Happened in the Ohio Lottery Cyber Attack?

The Ohio Lottery has given Ohioans and beyond a shot at life-changing cash prizes for over fifty years. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the lottery allows thousands of people to try their luck at everything from scratch tickets to the highly sought-after Powerball. 

Unfortunately, the Ohio Lottery ransomware attack has cast a shadow of doubt on the security of this longstanding game. 

On or around December 24, 2023, the agency suffered a data breach when an unauthorized party accessed and copied certain information from its network. The agency attempted to contain the breach by shutting down systems. 

Following the breach, the Ohio Lottery launched an investigation with the help of external cybersecurity experts. The investigation confirmed the cyber attack on April 5, 2024. Eventually, on May 8, 2024, the Ohio Lottery sent letters to those impacted by the data breach. 

Who Was Responsible for the Data Breach?

The Ohio Lottery cyber attack compromised the data of 539,959 victims in total. 

A ransomware group known as DragonForce took credit for the cyber attack. The group allegedly stole over 1.5 million records containing player and employee data. However, it’s important to note that the group initially claimed to have obtained more than 3 million records. 

What Data Did the Ohio Lottery Data Breach Compromise?

The Ohio Lottery disclosed the data breach involved sensitive information, including:

  •     Full Name
  •     Social Security Number
  •     Addresses
  •     Dates of Birth
  •     Email Addresses
  •     Lottery winnings

The Ohio Lottery has left many vulnerable to theft and fraud by failing to protect confidential data. At The Lyon Firm, we know that your privacy matters. Contact us immediately to learn if you qualify for an Ohio Lottery data breach lawsuit.

What Should I Do if I Received Notification of the Ohio Lottery Ransomware Attack? 

The Ohio Lottery claims it has no evidence that the stolen data has been or will be used. However, it is crucial that you know your legal options in case of any misuse or consequences stemming from the breach. 

If you would like a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies related to the Ohio Lottery data breach, please contact The Lyon Firm by submitting a case evaluation request through the form below.

Contact an Ohio Lottery Data Breach Lawyer Today

A data breach is a frightening event. At the Lyon Firm, we recognize how devastating an invasion of privacy can be. That is why we are ready to stand by you during this challenging time. 

Our attorneys have a track record of successfully representing individuals in data privacy matters. With the help of a cybersecurity lawyer, you can confidently pursue the best course of action to safeguard your rights. Reach out to The Lyon Firm today if the Ohio Lottery data breach affected you.