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Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There is a developing "prize fight" over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot.

An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist says she won it all, but her co-workers say they pooled their money to buy the winning ticket, and they should split it.  Now that jackpot is frozen until further notice.

Eight stylists from an east side hair salon were feeling lucky when they chipped in on a work pool last week.  One of those stylists bought the tickets for the group and then tickets for herself.  When those winning numbers were announced Saturday, one of those tickets won.  But the woman who bought them said it was her ticket that won, not one of the pool tickets.

Here's where things get a little bit messy.  Had that woman brought her winning ticket to the Hoosier Lottery headquarters, she would have claimed her money no questions asked.  Instead, she went to the salon first and told them their pool didn't win, but she did.  That's when they decided to file a court order to freeze that money.

That court order was filed in Marion County Court.  According to the attorney on behalf of the stylists, Scott Montross, "We wanted to slow down the train until we can figure things out.  My clients want to be satisfied and want to know exactly how things developed.  That's why we filed a restraining order freezing the money."

Tracy Williams just happened to be buying tickets for her office pool Thursday night at the same Speedway that sold Saturday's winning ticket.  She considers her plan foolproof.

"I make copies at work and pass them out at work," said Tracy.

So the big question for the judge: Can the woman who bought the lottery ticket prove she bought her wining ticket separately from the pool tickets?  If not, $9 million may be split eight different ways.

WTHR, Lottery Post Staff

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: February 22, 2013, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

Yep, here we go again, curious to see how this will play out in court.

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    Posted: February 22, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

    "Our pool ticket didn't win but mine did." What an idiot.

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      Posted: February 22, 2013, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

      "I make copies at work and pass them out at work," said Tracy.

       

      If she made copies of the tickets and passed them out to everyone in the pool then she should be home free. Everyone will be able to see what tickets she purchased in the pool. Right?

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        Posted: February 22, 2013, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

        Did she provide a copy of the tickets to everyone?

        If she did, then whats the problem? Was the wining numbers among the copied tickets?

        Thats why I must receive a copy of the tickets or No deal for me.

        GREED always shows its ugly face.

         

        Just share the dang tickt. sheesh.

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          Posted: February 22, 2013, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

          "I make copies at work and pass them out at work," said Tracy.

           

          If she made copies of the tickets and passed them out to everyone in the pool then she should be home free. Everyone will be able to see what tickets she purchased in the pool. Right?

          I Agree! If they have ticket copies in their hands before the drawing where is the dispute?

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            I Agree! If they have ticket copies in their hands before the drawing where is the dispute?

             no Ronnie their not taking bets on this fight LOLi bet they will be a lot of hair pullingScared

                             


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              Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

              Mmmmm...hair stylists in a cat fight over a lotto ticket....sounds like good material for a reality T.V. show or movie.

              I'm thinking a cross between Hairspray/Lottery Ticket/Gladiator and Judge Judy.  Hippy   Smash      Chair     Argue

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                Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! If they have ticket copies in their hands before the drawing where is the dispute?

                What?good ideaThumbs UpI Agree!

                                 

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                  Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                  she didn't make copies. another woman who also bought tickets there said this.

                   

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                  Tracy Williams just happened to be buying tickets for her office pool Thursday night at the same Speedway that sold Saturday's winning ticket. She considers her plan foolproof.

                  "I make copies at work and pass them out at work," said Tracy.

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                    Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Mmmmm...hair stylists in a cat fight over a lotto ticket....sounds like good material for a reality T.V. show or movie.

                    I'm thinking a cross between Hairspray/Lottery Ticket/Gladiator and Judge Judy.  Hippy   Smash      Chair     Argue

                    more like Jerry springer P***ed P***ed

                                     

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                      Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow can't they just split it and be done...maybe when people fight over Lottery tickets the Lottery office should just VOID IT and then no one gets anything hows that RULE Hyper 

                                       


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                        Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                        more like Jerry springer P***ed P***ed

                        Yes Nod  How did I miss that one?  Sad

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                          Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow can't they just split it and be done...maybe when people fight over Lottery tickets the Lottery office should just VOID IT and then no one gets anything hows that RULE Hyper 

                          That would be an excellent solution if the winning ticket had been among the tickets belonging to the pool, but it wasn't.

                          * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                          * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                            Posted: February 22, 2013, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Yep, here we go again, curious to see how this will play out in court.

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