Family sues lottery ticket finder
Winner picked ticket out of the trash, family rejected offer of one-third of jackpot
The heirs of a Blackstone man who tossed away a $1 million scratch ticket are suing the man who picked it out of the garbage, alleging he stole it.
Daniel Donovan, the executor of his father Kevin Donovan's estate, filed suit May 26 against Edward St. John, who found the ticket, and Joseph Sullivan, the executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
The lawsuit, filed in Worcester Sup ...
Jun 14, 2006, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial
A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner on Monday set an April 2 trial date for Jonathan De La Cruz's lawsuit against the seven winners.
De La Cruz said he had been part of the group that bought lottery tickets, but was off the day they bought the winning ticket. His lawsuit, filed in December, contends the group had ...
Jun 6, 2006, 7:06 pm - Lottery News forum
How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool
Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute.
The six Lubbock winners are being sued by a seventh person who claims, but has no written proof, that she was supposed to be included in the winnings.
Who could have thought a little piece of paper could cause so much trouble? More than money, a winning ticket could bring ...
May 25, 2006, 10:39 pm - Lottery News forum
$8 million lottery dispute grips Spain
Like many factory workers around the world, they dreamed of winning the lottery and retiring early to enjoy their riches.
But when the numbers came up for the group of Spanish workmates, joy quickly turned to despair after the one who collected the prize denied that there had ever been a deal to share the money.
Now a judge in Barcelona must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the 6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from the lotte ...
May 25, 2006, 8:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. woman sues for share of winning lottery ticket
A New Salem woman wants a Fayette County judge to stop her former roommate from cashing a $1 million winning instant lottery ticket because she believes the money should be shared.
In a suit filed by attorney Samuel Davis, Yvonne Evans claimed it was her debit card used to pay for the $20 winning scratch-off ticket on which her roommate Mary Rechichar won the seven-figure prize.
Rechichar called Evans from Dan's Marathon Gas Station in Republic, where Rechichar worked, to ask Evans for th ...
Mar 30, 2006, 2:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery dispute takes bizarre turn
In October Kevin Donovan became the talk of the town when he claimed to have thrown away a winning $1 million lottery ticket that another man found in the trash.
Now, while embroiled with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in a battle to reclaim the ticket from the man who found it, Donovan has suffered the ultimate loss.
Just 49 years old, Donovan suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling in Hyannis on Tuesday, according toKate Donovan, his ex-wife. The couple had been divorced sin ...
Feb 4, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Breakfast buddies file suit over lottery ticket
A Howland, Ohio couple who won $250,000 playing Mega Millions discovered the hard way that money can come between friends.Michael Salcone and his wife, Theresa, of Gretchen Drive have been sued by 10 of Michael Salcone's former breakfast friends at the Elm Road McDonald's after a dispute arose over whose money bought a winning lottery ticket. I'm just astounded, Theresa Salcone said Wednesday when she learned of the suit, filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.According to the filing, the ...
Dec 29, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Original buyer of $1M lottery ticket identified
How do you explain to your loved ones that you threw away $1 million?Well, we'll just have to wait to find out, because Kevin Donovan isn't answering questions right now.In fact, Donovan doesn't even want anybody to know who he is. He's been keeping a low profile since immersing himself in a dispute over a winning $1 million lottery ticket with an 82-year-old Blackstone man who found it in a trash bin.Donovan, who is seeking to regain ownership of the ticket, has not been identified in public un ...
Dec 19, 2005, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Million-dollar ticket fight goes before Mass. Lottery board
In the opening round of what may be a lengthy legal battle, an 83-year-old local man who found a winning Massachusetts lottery ticket in a trash bin defended his right to the $1 million prize yesterday, fending off a rival claim.The hearing, at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in Braintree, was largely an exercise in legal technicalities.The commission said earlier this month is had already rejected a counterclaim on a ticket found by Edward St. John in a trash bin at the ...
Nov 30, 2005, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way
A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a 7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.Tony and Kay Tomkins were handed an 86,000 (US$147,026) legal bill after claiming a fellow syndicate member struck lucky but secretly kept their share of the payout.After a seven-year wrangle, the court accepted evidence that pal Mark East's dad won the cash and gave him a 1 million slice.A judge struck out the Tomkins' cl ...
Nov 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum