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WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  









Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 20, 2022


Lottery.com Inc.


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


Delaware   001-38508   No. 81-1996183
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


20808 State Hwy 71 W, Unit B

Spicewood, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(512) 592-2451

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   LTRY   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase one share of common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50   LTRYW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13 (a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.


(b) On July 20, 2022, Lottery.com Inc. (the “Company”) was advised by Armanino LLP (“Armanino”), its registered independent public accountant for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, that the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the unaudited financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, should no longer be relied upon. Armanino advised and determined subsequent to the audit and review of such financial statements, respectively, that a Company subsidiary entered into a line of credit in January 2022 that was not disclosed in the footnotes to the December 31, 2021 financial statements and was not recorded in the March 31, 2022 financial statements.


The Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of management, and counsel to the Company discussed with Armanino the matters disclosed in this Item 4.02(b) on July 19, 2022.


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On July 21, 2022, Lawrence Anthony “Tony” DiMatteo III, the Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”) of the Company and a member of its Board of Directors (the “Board”), provided a notice of resignation as CEO of the Company, its wholly owned subsidiary, AutoLotto, Inc. (“AutoLotto”), and all of its other subsidiaries and affiliates with the exception of LTRY WinTogether, Inc., with immediate effect. The Company accepted his resignation from such positions. Mr. DiMatteo served as an officer and director of AutoLotto since February 2015 and as CEO of the Company since the effectuation of the business combination in October 2021.


In connection with Mr. DiMatteo’s resignation, the Company entered into a resignation and release agreement with Mr. DiMatteo effective July 22, 2022 (the “Agreement”).


Pursuant to the Agreement, Mr. DiMatteo resigned as CEO of the Company effective July 22, 2022.


Following Mr. DiMatteo’s resignation, he will serve as Senior Advisor to the Board commencing on July 22, 2022 and continuing until the either party gives not less than ten (10) days’ prior notice to the other party (the “Consulting Period”) unless certain conditions for earlier termination become applicable. Mr. DiMatteo will, among other things, (i) provide consulting and advisory services to the Board of Directors of the Company as requested and (ii) cooperate in any ongoing and any future investigation by or related to the Company. Non-compete and customer and employee non-solicitation provisions as well as confidentiality obligations from prior agreements entered into between Mr. DiMatteo and the Company will apply while he consults and for a period of one year thereafter. Mr. DiMatteo may be paid $1,000 per month for each month during which he provides services to the Company, and reimbursed for business expenses validly incurred prior to his resignation. The Agreement includes a general release of claims by Mr. DiMatteo.


The foregoing description of Mr. DiMatteo’s Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.





Forward Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Form 8-K”) contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this Form 8-K, regarding the Company’s strategy, future operations, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. When used in this Form 8-K, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “initiatives,” “continue,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Form 8-K or as of the date they are made. The Company cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. In addition, the Company cautions you that the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 8-K are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, any future findings from ongoing review of the Company’s internal accounting controls, additional examination of the preliminary conclusions of such review and those additional risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Form 10-K filed by the Company with the SEC on April 1, 2022, and the other documents filed, or to be filed, by the Company with the SEC. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the reports that the Company has filed and will file from time to time with the SEC. These SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this Form 8-K materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:    


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Resignation and Release Agreement, by and between Lottery.com Inc. and Lawrence Anthony DiMatteo III, dated July 22, 2022
104   Cover Page Interactive Date File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document)







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Lottery.com Inc.  
By: /s/ Kathryn Lever  
Name: Kathryn Lever  
Title: Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Legal Officer


Date: July 22, 2022





Exhibit 10.1


Resignation and Release Agreement


This resignation and release agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into effective as of July 22, 2022 (“Effective Date”), by and between Lottery.com Inc. (“LTRY”), for the benefit of LTRY and any of its direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates, including, without limitation, AutoLotto, Inc. (collectively, the “Company”) and Lawrence Anthony DiMatteo III (“DiMatteo”) and sets forth the terms under which the Company retains DiMatteo as a consultant following the separation of his employment from the Company. This Agreement is binding upon the parties.


1. Recitals:

DiMatteo is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company, and DiMatteo and the Company are party to an employment agreement dated February 21, 2021 (the “Employment Agreement”).


DiMatteo has determined that it is in the best interest of the Company and himself to step down as CEO.


DiMatteo has certain institutional knowledge that may be important to the operation of the Company and the ongoing and any additional or future investigation by or related to the Company.


The Company has determined that it is in the best interest of the Company to enter into a consulting arrangement with DiMatteo.

2. Separation Date: DiMatteo hereby resigns from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective July 22, 2022 (the “Separation Date”).
3. New Role (Title): During the Consulting Period (defined below), DiMatteo will serve as Senior Advisor to LTRY’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).
4. Consultant Status: DiMatteo is an independent contractor and neither DiMatteo nor any of his agents or other representatives shall be deemed or construed to be an employee, agent, partner, joint venture, or representative of, or in any other service relationship with, the Company.  No agency relationship is created or intended by this Agreement and DiMatteo has no authority to bind the Company to any agreement, promise, or undertaking or authority to enter into contracts or assume any obligations for or on behalf of the Company.  Other than as set forth herein, the manner in which DiMatteo services are rendered shall be within DiMatteo’s sole control and discretion.


5. Consulting Services: DiMatteo shall (i) provide consulting and advisory services to the Board as requested; (ii) cooperate in any ongoing and any future investigation by or related to the Company; (iii) respond to inquiries from the Board or anyone in management including, without limitation, the Interim Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Legal Officer, the Compliance Officer, or any external advisor retained by or on behalf of the Company or any independent committee thereof, or any governmental or quasi-governmental agency with authority over the Company or the operations, undertakings or business of the Company in any jurisdiction; and (iv) serve as the director and/or officer of certain subsidiary or affiliated entities of the Company (collectively, the “Consulting Services”).





6. Consulting Period: The term of the consulting period will commence on July 22, 2022 and continue until terminated, at any time, by either party upon not less than ten (10) days’ prior notice to the other party  (the “Consulting Period”), unless (i) the Company is directed by a governmental or quasi-governmental agency with authority over the Company or the operations, undertakings or business of the Company to terminate the Consulting Period on a shorter period of notice or (ii) termination of the Consulting Period is a condition of any transaction involving the Company.
7. Time Commitment: During the Consulting Period, DiMatteo agrees to be reasonably available to provide Consulting Services to the Company on an as-needed basis and will promptly respond to all inquiries received during regular business hours promptly and on the same day as receipt.
8. Fee: To the extent the Company has available funds after accounting for all other expenses and obligations, during the Consulting Period, DiMatteo will be paid a consulting fee of $1,000 per month (the “Fee”).  DiMatteo shall submit an invoice to the Company within five (5) days of the end of each month in which Consulting Services were provided to the Company.  Subject to the first sentence of this Section 8, invoices are payable by the Company net thirty (30) days of a correct receipt of each invoice.
9. Prior Expenses: Within thirty (30) days of the Separation Date, the Company shall reimburse DiMatteo for any business expenses incurred prior to the Separation Date to the extent (i) the Company has available funds after accounting for all other expenses and obligations and (ii) following review, the Company determines such expenses were incurred in compliance with the policies and procedures of the Company (including receipt of any required approvals).
10. Benefits:

DiMatteo’s participation, and, if applicable, DiMatteo’s dependent(s)’ coverage, under all employee benefit plans sponsored by the Company or any of its affiliates shall end as of the Separation Date. DiMatteo shall receive separate written notification regarding DiMatteo’s right to continue coverage under the Company’s group healthcare plans after the Separation Date under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended.


DiMatteo will not be otherwise entitled to participate in any of the employee benefit and/or welfare plans maintained by the Company.


11. Taxes: DiMatteo shall be responsible for all taxes attributable to DiMatteo arising from compensation and other amounts paid under this Agreement. Neither federal, nor state, nor local income tax, nor payroll tax of any kind, shall be withheld or paid by the Company on behalf of DiMatteo.  DiMatteo agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company for failure to so withhold or make such payments for which he is responsible.
12. Prior Agreements:

Other than as set forth herein, the Employment Agreement is null and void in its entirety. DiMatteo hereby expressly waives all rights set forth therein. DiMatteo will not be entitled to severance payments or any other benefits set forth in the Employment Agreement.


The Non-Disclosure Agreement entered into by the parties, including, without limitation, the definition of Confidential Information, shall apply to this Agreement as if the provisions thereof were set forth herein, and the term of such Non-Disclosure Agreement shall be deemed by virtue of this Agreement to be extended to be concurrent with the Consulting Period.





13. Indemnification: DiMatteo will receive those indemnification rights as set forth in that certain Indemnification Agreement, dated October 29, 2021, which will continue in full force and effect, and as set forth in Section 13 of the Employment Agreement, which is incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.  
14. Release of Claims: DiMatteo, for and on behalf of DiMatteo and DiMatteo’s heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby voluntarily, knowingly and willingly releases and forever discharges the Company, together with all of the Company’s past and present owners, parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, together with each of their members, officers, directors, investors, partners, managers, employees, agents, representatives and attorneys, and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, estates, predecessors, successors, and assigns (each, individually, a “Company Releasee,” collectively referred to as the “Company Releasees”) from any and all rights, claims, charges, actions, causes of action, complaints, sums of money, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, agreements, promises, obligations, damages, demands or liabilities of every kind whatsoever, in law or in equity, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected (collectively, “Claims”) which DiMatteo or DiMatteo’s heirs, executors, administrators, successors or assigns ever had, now has or may hereafter claim to have by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever: (i) arising from the beginning of time up to the date DiMatteo executes this Agreement including, but not limited to any such Claims (A) relating in any way to DiMatteo’s employment relationship with the Company or any other Company Releasee, and (B) arising under any federal, local or state statute or regulation that may be legally waived and released; (ii) arising out of or relating to the termination of DiMatteo’s employment with the Company; or (iii) arising under or relating to any policy, agreement, understanding or promise, written or oral, formal or informal, between the Company or any other Company Releasee and DiMatteo, including, without limitation, the Employment Agreement.
15. Restrictive Covenants:   DiMatteo acknowledges and agrees that the covenants in Sections 5 - 9 of the Employment Agreement are incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein, and the non-competition and non-solicitation covenants set forth in Sections 7 and 8 of the Employment Agreement shall apply during the Consulting Period and for a period of one (1) year thereafter.  
16. Governing Law: This Agreement and the legal relations among the parties with respect to the Consulting Services shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.

Entire Agreement/ Modification:



This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the matters contemplated hereby and supersedes all prior agreements and undertakings between the parties with respect to such matters, including the Employment Agreement, with the exception of the restrictive covenants from the Employment Agreement and the Non-Disclosure Agreement, which are incorporated by reference herein.


The terms of this Agreement shall not be amended, altered or waived by the parties without the prior written consent of each of the parties.

18. Counterparts: This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be taken to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same document. Electronic/PDF signatures shall be deemed to be of equal force and effect as originals.





IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement or caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives, effective as of the Effective Date.




By: /s/ Kathryn Lever   By: /s/ Lawrence Anthony DiMatteo III
Name:  Kathryn Lever   Name:  Lawrence Anthony DiMatteo III
Title: Chief Legal Officer and Chief Operating Officer