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Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot

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Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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She said because there were two names on the winning ticket, she wrote a check for half of the winnings to each person, after checking with province's alcohol and gaming division "to make sure I was allowed to do that. They were perfectly fine with that, that it would make it easier for everyone involved. So I split the check evenly."

Why did Reddick wait until after they got their checks to say she should get all the money?

Hutt said that MacInnis' name being on the ticket would be evidence the court would consider, but how that's interpreted "depends on what the two discussed." He said it's also likely the court would consider whether there was an "oral, informal" contract between the two.

There are at least three sides to this story and we heard only two. The court will make their ruling after hearing from all sides. Bernice Curley, chair of the Margaree Forks Chase the Ace committee check with NS alcohol and gaming division before issuing the checks so it looks like she and the gaming division believe MacInnis should get half. And saying she added MacInnis' name to the ticket isn't going to help her case any.

Hopefully she'll get a good lawyer that will tell her the chances of winning might not be worth the cost of a lawsuit.

Hi Stack47!

The thing that is irritating is that it may cost more money for a lawsuit, money that she could use to better her life.

This woman seems like she would rather put her nephew and herself through hell just to prove a point and out of anger that things did not go the way she assumed they would.

I think she said she is not greedy? She can prove it by taking her portion, learn from this experience and move on. 

Being vindictive never helps.

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    This story gave me a migraine. Do people watch cartoons all day and only look at the pictures in books? The level of stupidity cannot be explained.

    If you're talking about unrelated comments like "Christians should not be suing other Christians", I agree, but the actual story is unique and interesting.

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      Hi Stack47!

      The thing that is irritating is that it may cost more money for a lawsuit, money that she could use to better her life.

      This woman seems like she would rather put her nephew and herself through hell just to prove a point and out of anger that things did not go the way she assumed they would.

      I think she said she is not greedy? She can prove it by taking her portion, learn from this experience and move on. 

      Being vindictive never helps.

      I Agree! and so far the Reddick only threatened to sue her nephew. The weird part is apparently she didn't know he would get half until after they were given the checks.

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        If you're talking about unrelated comments like "Christians should not be suing other Christians", I agree, but the actual story is unique and interesting.

        It's unique because no one with common sense has or will ever make such a mistake. Even occasional players who don't know the difference between annuity value and cash value understand enough of the basics to avoid this pitfall. People sign tickets as proof of ownership. It was her ink and hand that signed her nephew into 50% of the winnings. If she wanted to assign him less then she never should have signed his name on it or add the percentages in parenthesis next to each name. Many people won who signed the tickets with their names only and after the win decide at the lottery headquarters that they will share equally with spouses, siblings and/or friends. She gave up that control when she added his name to the ticket. Did she assume that because her name was listed first, she called the shots? If you gamble to win, learn the rules. Stay connected with the happenings.

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          Family and money.....a bad combination.

          She loved her nephew like a son, but not a half a million dollars worth!

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            Tyrone doesn't seem to be in the least bothered with how his aunt feels.He got his OWN check, his ship came in. I mean just look at that smile on his face, it says " life is good."

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              Hey nephew don't spend it all in one place or maybe none at all... You never know when your day in court comes if your going to have to fork over that money or not.

                         a fool and his money are soon parted, as

                          well as 99.46% of all lottery players lose.

               99.46% Luck .54% Skill?Green laughwhere do you see yourself at lol

               

                                                                                            

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                It's unique because no one with common sense has or will ever make such a mistake. Even occasional players who don't know the difference between annuity value and cash value understand enough of the basics to avoid this pitfall. People sign tickets as proof of ownership. It was her ink and hand that signed her nephew into 50% of the winnings. If she wanted to assign him less then she never should have signed his name on it or add the percentages in parenthesis next to each name. Many people won who signed the tickets with their names only and after the win decide at the lottery headquarters that they will share equally with spouses, siblings and/or friends. She gave up that control when she added his name to the ticket. Did she assume that because her name was listed first, she called the shots? If you gamble to win, learn the rules. Stay connected with the happenings.

                It wasn't the same as signing the usual "by signing your name, you agree to the lottery's terms" type of ticket so the circumstances are much different. I don't think it's about not knowing the rules, but more of like a change of heart after she found out the amount on his check was the same as hers.

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                  She is of course wrong saying she ain’t greedy.

                  That is exactly what she is, greedy.

                  If she can’t go to the store her self and buy tickets dont buy tickets at all and if she feels so bad about her nephew let someone else buy the tickets.

                  Saying afterwards she would have given him $150.000, no she wouldn’t have given him $1 if his name wasn’t on the ticket, beacuse she is greedy.

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                    She is of course wrong saying she ain’t greedy.

                    That is exactly what she is, greedy.

                    If she can’t go to the store her self and buy tickets dont buy tickets at all and if she feels so bad about her nephew let someone else buy the tickets.

                    Saying afterwards she would have given him $150.000, no she wouldn’t have given him $1 if his name wasn’t on the ticket, beacuse she is greedy.

                    So if you ask a buddy to pick you up a few tickets for the next lottery draw in your country and tell him you will give him some of the prize if you win. He deserves half ? Even if that wasn't the agreement ?

                    *Granted, the putting of his name on the ticket for luck was suspect and her explanation in the video of what game he was supposed to get half of could be questioned. Wasn't there something about himnot putting her name on the other tickets he was supposed to purchase for her?  Course, we haven't heard from him, yet.* 

                    I could see her point on giving him only $150K, at his age and maturity level.

                    I have picked up tickets for neighbors because I was going to the store in the past. But expecting half ?

                    Glad I am not asking you for any favors.

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                      She surely did bring this on herself. I would never put anyone else name on a ticket I bought "for luck". That was her stupidity 1,000%

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                        She surely did bring this on herself. I would never put anyone else name on a ticket I bought "for luck". That was her stupidity 1,000%

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                          Oh that is not a problem in sweden. Most of the plays are made online in Sweden. If you play in store you need to use a players card registered in your name, your name is preprinted on the ticket also. If the ticket is lost, burnt or eaten by your dog, you will recieve your winnings in your bank account anyway. If you want to play with friends you do this online, everybody puts in the same amount of money and will recieve equal in case of a win.

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                            Oh that is not a problem in sweden. Most of the plays are made online in Sweden. If you play in store you need to use a players card registered in your name, your name is preprinted on the ticket also. If the ticket is lost, burnt or eaten by your dog, you will recieve your winnings in your bank account anyway. If you want to play with friends you do this online, everybody puts in the same amount of money and will recieve equal in case of a win.

                            That is interesting . So you can never claim anonymously?

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                              That is interesting . So you can never claim anonymously?

                              Winners are anonymous in sweden if they choose to. When you win big and have played in store you dont need to go to the store first to claim. Of course some people do this because they want to check tickets in store, in that case the store owner at least know who the winner is. But they are not allowed to reveal who the winner is. Jackpot winners will recieve a phone call from an employe at Svenska Spel when they win and if they have cell phone numbers registered online.

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