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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Buying a concert, circus or sporting event ticket through Ticketmaster in past years might – literally – be paying off for you.

A nationwide class-action lawsuit out of a Los Angeles County court reached a settlement that could provide credits and even free tickets as a result.

According to court documents, for orders made between Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 27, 2013 on Ticketmaster.com, customers could receive $2.25 on future ticket orders. Customers could also receive $5 credit toward UPS delivery future orders. Each one is for up to 17 orders made in the past.

Also, on a first come, first serve basis, $42 million in discounts will be available for class members.

The lawsuit stems from case plaintiffs filing that Ticketmaster.com was deceptive or excessive and improper.

The settlement must still be approved by the court. Once approved, Ticketmaster customers would not have to do anything to claim their privileges of the lawsuit. The necessary codes will be published on the "my account" page of the Ticketmaster website.

If you're not interested in the benefits, Ticketmaster customers can opt out the settlement benefits by Sept. 15.

For more information, check out the Ticket fee litigation website.

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