A Halifax, UK man has sued the national lottery for printing three lottery scratch-card games that he claims resemble a dice game on which he failed to make money over twenty years ago. The game was called “Combinations: The Fun Family Travel Game” and I can’t find any trace of it, other than source.

“I had the inventive step of using dice on combinations nobody had thought of before,” says the man. And yet he’s suing for copyright infringement, which would not cover any kind of “inventive step”, as far as I know (IANAL).

Dice combinations means that rolling a 1 and a 3 was a possible good thing for the player, and it also is on one of the scratch cards. Naturally he believes he’s thus entitled to over 8 million GBP.