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
Texas Woman Sues Over Winning Lottery Ticket
A woman who claims she was part of a $36 million Lotto Texas jackpot pool but was excluded from the winnings has sued six women and the Texas Lottery Commission.
Betty Domingo of Lubbock claimed in her lawsuit filed Friday that she is due $2.9 million, her share of the April 29 Lotto drawing. The six women named as defendants selected the lump sum $20.9 million cash value option.
A judge issued a restraining order Friday to prevent the commission from distributing the money until the dispu ...
May 25, 2006, 2:26 pm - Lottery News forum
13 State Employees to Share $224 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
A group of 13 Missouri state employees, who work for the Department of Social Services Family Support Division/Child Support Enforcement in Florissant, claimed the $224.2 million Powerball jackpot from the April 12 drawing.
The jackpot is the largest prize ever won in the Missouri Lottery's 20-year history and the seventh largest Powerball jackpot ever awarded in the nation.
The winners are: Cornelia Aversa, 61, of Ballwin; Juanita Miller, 57, of Black Jack; Madeleine Knox, 68, James Wydrz ...
Apr 14, 2006, 6:44 am - Lottery News forum
Buying Mega Millions lottery tickets a strictly defensive act
By Mark Hare
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Imagine how you'd feel if you came to work on a Monday morning and found the office empty.
Not because the company had down-sized to a department of one. But because you were the only one who said no to the office Mega Millions pool. Ten co-workers bought 20 tickets and won - don't be greedy - say, a mere $175 million. They took a lump sum and walked away with $6 million after taxes. And then they walked right out the door into retirement.
Mar 22, 2006, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9.
The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million ...
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
44 hospital workers split Florida Lotto jackpot
Forty-four. A lucky number indeed.It was one of six winning numbers in a recent $10-million Florida Lotto jackpot. It was also the number of local winners 44 workers at University Community Hospital-Carrollwood.The fortunate 44 struck it big Nov. 19, but waited until Tuesday to claim their lump-sum prize of nearly $5.9 million, which breaks down to nearly $134,000 per person.To claim their winnings, they formed a group called the Surgical Services Lottery Trust. The winners want to remain anon ...
Dec 2, 2005, 11:59 am - 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
Lucky Break: Co-workers win lottery
Pooling resources can sometimes pay off in a big way just ask the 14 co-workers at United Plastics Corp. in Mount Airy, North Carolina, who won $250,000 in the Nov. 15 Mega Millions drawing by matching five of six numbers.The group machinists, production workers and some of their supervisors picked up a check yesterday from the Virginia Lottery. Each will get about $13,000 after taxes, money they say will be used to pay off bills, take long-awaited vacations and make Christmas morning extr ...
Nov 23, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum