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Lottery winner is sued by his sister

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Posted: October 17, 2013, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

Never mind the sibling battle but the picture of him having to do silly things for publicity is cringe-worthy.  I'd hate to be a jackpot winner and have to pose doing embarrassing things like that Disapprove

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    Posted: October 17, 2013, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

    Never mind the sibling battle but the picture of him having to do silly things for publicity is cringe-worthy.  I'd hate to be a jackpot winner and have to pose doing embarrassing things like that Disapprove

    For all those millions of dollars I would do that standing on my head and not care one iota about being embarrassedBanana

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      Posted: October 17, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

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

      Yep drama Lurking

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        Posted: October 17, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

        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.

        That's crazy.....so if the sisters had children they would be auntie/stepmom What? Now that's done real drama lol Lurking

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          Posted: October 17, 2013, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

          He need to pay up, she just discover the number that won was the winning numbers when she found them on the paper she put away,right is right.Wink

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            Posted: October 18, 2013, 2:05 am - IP Logged

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

            I'm sure the sister would be thrilled if you'd share the proof you obviously have that she's the one telling the truth and he's the one who's lying.


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              Posted: October 18, 2013, 9:21 am - IP Logged

              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.

              The fact that she gave him a dollar is irrelevant...she could easily say they had a standing agreement that they would split it as brother and sister


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                Posted: October 18, 2013, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                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.

                Not neccessarily...She could have said they were trying to workout the payment or she could have said he kept it from her and didnt notify her that he collected the money, or she could have said when she asked for her half he cussed her out and wouldnt return her calls and refused to see her and it also takes time between the time it takes to get a lawyer and him doing his own investigations in building her case etc. etc etc and then you go file in court and they may have months before they even get to see a judge...so a year and a half really isnt that long when you add in all the variables

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                  Posted: October 18, 2013, 9:49 am - IP Logged

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

                  Indeed 

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                    Posted: October 18, 2013, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                    The fact that she gave him a dollar is irrelevant...she could easily say they had a standing agreement that they would split it as brother and sister

                    The sister believes she has part ownership of any win he gets because she once gave him a dollar. There are people who will say the winner "owes" them half of a pick-4 straight win because they told them to play that number 10 or more years ago.

                    Everything is relevant in this type of lawsuit because her lawyer will be trying to convince a jury part (or all) of the jackpot his hers.

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                      Posted: October 18, 2013, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                      Little Sister can try and sue- does not mean she is going to win. Too much time has passed.  Why did she  not voice her concerns within a few months of the payout? I don't buy this one.
                      I asked a question once " if someone gave you $5.00 to play, and you won" are they entitled to a part of the jackpot?
                      The responses were almost universally- NO. Same here, little paper with numbers or not.

                      * Sage advice: if you do not have it in writing- it never happened.

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                        Posted: October 18, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                        That must have been one crowded limousine!

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                          Posted: October 18, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                          That must have been one crowded limousine!

                          Exactly what I was thinking.  I was disappointed when I looked at the picture and they didn't look like a family of circus clowns!

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                            Posted: October 19, 2013, 4:15 am - IP Logged

                            I agree 5 years is a long time to wait.

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

                              I would say the sister has no claim to the winnings. It sounds as if they are related but not ace boon coons (Now before someone jumps on that as being politically incorrect, let me state that I am a black person and this is a country saying that references actual raccoons). I have 3 brothers and 3 half sisters. I am really only close with one of my brothers just because we are so close in age and grew up together. If they really had a standing agreement, she would have raised the issue from the very beginning and not over a year or so after all the euphoria of the moment had died down.

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