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Lottery winner is sued by his sister

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 8 years ago by helpmewin.

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

United States
Member #121739
January 16, 2012
7775 Posts

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


Statute of limitations to file are usually at least 1-2 years and can be longer if there is some element of awareness required by the planitiff (i.e. I was not aware until 2 years later that this person I gave lottery money to won the JP, etc.). If the action is filed outside the statute of limitations period and there is no reason to justify it, it will not survive a motion to dismiss.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

    Win$500Quick's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
    I got $5 on it!
    United States
    Member #77813
    August 1, 2009
    6543 Posts

    This is why I buy my own tickets, with my own money.

      Pita Maha's avatar - 940d8157 d1fb-4f70-a715-6ad04d915489.jpg
      SW Florida
      United States
      Member #145667
      August 11, 2013
      152 Posts

      This is why I buy my own tickets, with my own money.

      Same here.  Other than the few times I was in the office pool when I worked for an employer, it's only me buying for me. And any pool I was in, we all had copies of the tickets, and everyone's names documented on the photocopy.

      And it's probably a good idea to not advertise to anyone, even family, that you play the lottery in the first place.  None of anyone's business really.  If I won, I wouldn't tell anyone (other than my husband), before I claimed my money. Or even after.  These people that you hear, who jump up and down and scream to the world when they see their numbers come up on the screen are just asking for trouble.  You start getting everybody thinking about what they should get, developing unreasonable expectations in their heads, getting in your face right away putting pressure on you.

        pickone4me's avatar - lightbulb
        United States
        Member #104957
        January 23, 2011
        1153 Posts

        I'd just give her,  the  1$ dollar back,  and tell'er to go pound sand!

          Lucky4Life's avatar - batman14

          United States
          Member #85034
          January 7, 2010
          253 Posts

          I hope she never sees a penny of it!! Todd keep us posted on this one please.

            New York, NY
            United States
            Member #13514
            April 7, 2005
            235 Posts

            Greed, Greed, Greed,

            the article did state he shared some money with her.  It did not say how much.  But I'm sure it was a nice amount.
            She just wanted way more than he gave her.

            You know this is why it's not so good to agree vocally how "if we win, or when I win, blah, blah, balh".  What happens when you do actually win, you see all the money and make other plans.  The greed and jealousy comes out in family members and/or friends.

              RedStang's avatar - laughing chimp.gif
              United States
              Member #121955
              January 21, 2012
              3169 Posts

              The only fighting  me and my sis would be doing is racing our new toys at the track.

                United States
                Member #132449
                September 4, 2012
                483 Posts

                I thought in times like this your family will be the one who will protect you from people who would like to take advantage of you. How come it seems like it is the family who would like to take advantage of you first. Since he already give some part of his winnings to his family, can't the sister just be contented with it, I don't understand why she has to insist on getting bigger part of the winnings.

                  helpmewin's avatar - dandy
                  United States
                  Member #106660
                  February 22, 2011
                  19967 Posts

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

                  Green laugh