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Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize

Ontario Lottery and Gaming CorporationOntario Lottery and Gaming Corporation: Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize

An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April.

The suit filed by Gerald Moore alleges Patricia Moore took the ticket from his bedroom night table and gave it to her daughter from a previous marriage to cash, the Windsor Star reported.

Interviewed by the newspaper, Moore, 59, denied all the claims. "I didn't do anything wrong, my hand to almighty God," she said.

The Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission are investigating, and Gerald got a court order Friday that froze the bank accounts of his wife, her two daughters, grandson and their spouses, the Star said.

Richard Pollock, Gerald's lawyer, said his client didn't learn of his stepdaughter's win for three days when he read about it in the Windsor Star.

"Friends and family were immediately suspicious," Pollock said.

The allegations in the lawsuit have yet to be proven in court, the newspaper said.


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JAP69's avatar - alas
South Carolina
United States
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November 4, 2001
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Posted: September 28, 2008, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

Looks like divorce court might be on the agenda too.


    chasingadream's avatar - Archangel 01.jpg

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    May 3, 2006
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    Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

    lol this a very funny story. Cant wait to see the outcome.

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

      JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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      Member #4121
      March 23, 2004
      817 Posts
      Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

      22 year age difference, hmm gold digger?  Anyway if the husband won, half belongs to wife.  Wife just got greedy. imo

        Lotto*Love's avatar - lips
        Washington *state*
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        June 14, 2008
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        Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

        Kinda strange that a wife would not tell her husband that his step-daughter won 3.5 Million.  I think I too would be suspicious.  Even if she DID buy it for her daughter..why wouldn't she say something.

        As for debt...they say she paid it off?  All debt was in her name too?  Since they were married?  So ya..paying it off would benefit him...but may not of been done for him.

        Pay the debt...jet off to some island in paradise...and file for divorce.

        Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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          November 21, 2007
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          Posted: September 29, 2008, 1:44 am - IP Logged

          If the ticket was won in April, then why is he filing a lawsuit now? I would think he would have done it right away if it was his ticket.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."