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Lottery winner is sued by his sister

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Claims she gave him $1 towards tickets

A handyman who won a $32 million jackpot lottery with his barber is being sued by his sister who says she is entitled to a third of the winnings.

Leila Nahas claims she paid her brother Samir Haddad $1 toward the $3 winning ticket and deserves $10.6 million, plus $500,000 in damages.

But Haddad said he doesn't owe her a dime, because 'they never had an agreement'.

Haddad and his longtime friend and barber Mike Dettorre hit the jackpot with a Lotto 6/49 ticket in June 2008 in Canada.  (See Ottawa barber, client share $32M lottery win, Lottery Post, July 7, 2008.)

Dettorre had cut Haddad's hair for more than 30 years at the barber's Old Ottawa South shop.

Haddad, a self-employed floor installer and handyman, reckons he's bought 'thousands' of lottery tickets over the years.

The men split the winnings, and 35 of Haddad's family — including his sister — traveled to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming office in Toronto in a limousine to collect the money.

He split some of his winnings with his family and sister.

But now Nahas claims Haddad visited her store before the June 2008 Lotto draw to buy a ticket.

She said they'd agreed to split one and that she'd contribute to another ticket he planned to buy with Dettorre.

Nahas alleges he showed her an old ticket with numbers he'd played with the barber, she wrote them on a slip of paper and they settled up.

According to her statement of claim filed in January 2010, Nahas trusted her brother would tell her if he'd won with the shared ticket, but two months later, the paper fell from her wallet as she shopped and she 'realized that she was owed one-third of the proceeds from the winning ticket.'

She claims her brother admitted it was the ticket he'd bought with her, but said it was unfair for her to share the winnings because she'd only contributed $1 and he'd bought thousands of tickets for years, according to Ottawa Citizen.

However Haddad vigorously denies all of his sister's allegations, including that he told her she was 'dead to him'.

He said he went to the barber shop on the day of the draw, got the old ticket then went to the store around the corner to buy a new one with the same numbers.

He put it on Dettorre's mirror and learned from him two days later that they'd won.

The siblings haven't spoken in several years.

Dettorre is reportedly not part of the legal fight, but he could lose some of his winnings if the court upholds Nahas' claim.

The bitter battle will land in front of a judge and jury on Tuesday.

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Thanks to myturn for the tip.

Daily Mail

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Posted: October 17, 2013, 6:05 am - IP Logged

Seems like the sister wants a bigger piece of the pie. I am sure if she actually contributed to the ticket she wouldn't have waited 5 years to file a case. Besides he gave her a portion of the money anyway after him and his buddy won the lotto!

"We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

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    Posted: October 17, 2013, 7:38 am - IP Logged

    Winning sure does bring out ones true colors....

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      Posted: October 17, 2013, 8:19 am - IP Logged

      I think the next family reunion may be a little awkward.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        Kunming
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        Posted: October 17, 2013, 9:06 am - IP Logged

        One word sums it all up: GREED!

        Play to win!

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          Posted: October 17, 2013, 10:11 am - IP Logged

          Get your own tickets. Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, In-law, it doesn't matter they're related when there is lots of

          money at stake. Some of them turn into people you don't know anyway.

          Splitting tickets isn't worth the price of the headache and heartache.

          246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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            Posted: October 17, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

            I think the next family reunion may be a little awkward.

            I grew up with a guy who married a local girl, divorced her then later married her sister.  I always figured their family reunions were a little awkward, too.

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              Posted: October 17, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

              Oh, Samir Haddad, what have you done? Stooges

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                Posted: October 17, 2013, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                Why didnt he just deny the fact that she gave him any money at all??

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                  Posted: October 17, 2013, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Why didnt he just deny the fact that she gave him any money at all??

                  If he and his barber had been buying tickets for years, his mistake was ever accepting a dollar from her at all if she didn't offer to pay on a regular basis.  No matter when he won she would have thought her dollar made the difference.

                  People who don't play the lotteries regularly like to occasionally give a dollar or two to those who do, that way if they ever win, they can claim the dollar that gave was for the ticket that won and they are owed a share.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: October 17, 2013, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                    The sister would be more believable if she had made her claim the day she rode in the limo with her brother so that HE could claim the prize. And she also accepted money from him at that time. Waiting a year and a half before suddenly discovering she'd contributed a dollar to the winning ticket hurts her credibility.

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                      Posted: October 17, 2013, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                      A person has 1-90 days to dispute a charge on a credit card. A person has 30 days to reconcile their bank records. A Person has 10 days to pay a parking ticket.

                      A person has 45 minutes to pass a drivers test. A person has 30 days til their mortgage or rent monies are due. A Senate /House has 90 days to balance a budget ( hmmm...best not to use that example!).

                      Basically her clock ran out...snooze...lose

                      .

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                        Posted: October 17, 2013, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                        This is why if anyone in my immediate family does win the lottery, it needs to be ME.  I would gladly do an even split regardless of if they chipped in or not.  If it's anyone else, I'm afraid I'd end up with the short end of the stick.

                        The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.

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                          Posted: October 17, 2013, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                          The sister would be more believable if she had made her claim the day she rode in the limo with her brother so that HE could claim the prize. And she also accepted money from him at that time. Waiting a year and a half before suddenly discovering she'd contributed a dollar to the winning ticket hurts her credibility.

                          I Agree!  A year and a half is just a tad too long to decide that you had contributed toward a lottery jackpot. I would be surprised if the court sided with her. Unfortunately, she most likely hire an attorney on a contingency basis so she has nothing to lose. Her brother will no doubt incur some hefty legal bills.

                          ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                            Posted: October 17, 2013, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                            The judge will hopefully throw out this lawsuit. Its a money grab at its finest.

                            That money's gone fo ever