ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska is among 32 states that have reached an agreement with Readers Digest Association over its sweepstakes mailings, Attorney General Bruce Botelho said Thursday.
Botelho's office said the sweepstakes company will be required to make dramatic changes to its mailings, KTUU TV reported in Anchorage.
The settlement requires Readers Digest to discontinue misleading information and to include facts about the ''real'' chance of winning.
Included in the settlement was an $8 million fund for attorneys' fees and restitution.
Consumers in Alaska could be eligible for more than $16,000 in restitution, and the state will receive $75,000 for consumer protection and antitrust investigations, enforcement and education, according to Botelho's office.
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