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7 years later, real winner awarded $5M lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 34 replies. Last post 7 years ago by jamella724.

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United States
Member #116264
September 7, 2011
20244 Posts


Not necessarily. I am not aware of any news on the retainer agreement.  Non-attorneys have this impression due to the commercials on legal representation for accidents, etc., it is always a third.   See the NYSBA rule 1.5 on fees. The state prosecuted Ashkar.  This was not a multiteam litigation that went on for months, involving massive discovery, expert witnesses, etc. The lottery officials did most of the background work.

Hopefully his counsel fees  did not exceed $ 200,000 to 400,000. I am sure Miles attorney attended the trial when Miles testified, went with him to any meetings pretrial, and did some hand holding but he was not a co-counsel or responsible for litigating the criminal matter.  The state litigated.

Right.... $400k for 4 hours work..... Sounds fair.

    JoeBigLotto's avatar - Lottery-049.jpg
    melbourne , florida
    United States
    Member #121136
    January 3, 2012
    247 Posts

    unbelievablePukeThat "Extravaganza" scratch off ticket is $20 ........  where does a crackhead get that kind of money?

    crack heads are not poor people they just spend their money differently and he has a job and a wife so he is not really a full time crack head if he was he won't even remember he ever bought or  scratched anything lol . And beside crack cost more than a scratch off ticket it is like asking how a smoker can afford a cigeret even though the price is up 500 percent

      HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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      Member #72446
      March 18, 2009
      1311 Posts

      May the Miles family enjoy and safely invest their tidy post-taxed annuity payments!!!  Please don't get confused and increase your drugs or quite your jobs though.  Cheers!

      Group Hug

      Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!


        Goteki54's avatar - Lottery-007.jpg
        Baltimore, MD
        United States
        Member #143328
        May 30, 2013
        438 Posts

        I just pray that he doesn't relapse and watch his fortune go up in smoke (literally).

        Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

          United States
          Member #132451
          September 4, 2012
          483 Posts

          Finally his battle is over and now he can claim his prize. It was quite a journey for him, I hope he already had overcome his drug addiction. He need to be wise in handling his money. Better yet he need to seek advice from a financial advisor so he will not end up in bankrupcy again.