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Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot

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I think this is more like the curse of stupidity.

If it is your ticket then your name should be the only name on it.....you do not invite someone else to add their name on a ticket that could possibly win!!!!.....You then gift the amount you plan to gift AFTER you win...

I am curious as to why she had him purchase the tickets....Why didn’t she buy them herself...

And her saying that she put his name on the ticket for “good luck” .....(you can fill in the blank on that one!)

Why didn't she buy her own tickets?  She lives in Nova Scotia.

Be glad she got half--half a loaf is better than no loaf.

Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

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    I read Artist and do agree on some of this issue.  Here is the problem then.  No one knows about what was discussed at the lottery headquarters when they came to claim the money.   That woman had a look on her face where she was thinking  Darnit,   she is so screwed now.  Just take it like a woman and know unless she has documentation on paper she isn't getting a dime out of it. 

     

    That woman won't see anything since now it is all public with the media,  web, etc.   She might as well just forget it and I hate to say this.  If he dies of a heart attack,  wonder what the law says and if he puts any names in the trust fund.   That is the only way she gets a chunk but it's not worth it.

    Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

    I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

    I set the market value on items

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      Why didn't she buy her own tickets?  She lives in Nova Scotia.

      Be glad she got half--half a loaf is better than no loaf.

      It's because people are desperate and I think she tried a counter attack and thinking okay the nephew has winnings.  Try to do an alternative and it backfired.   I think he played dumb and agreed and now she is finding out it's not so.

      Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

      I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

      I set the market value on items

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        Yea, that is just not credible on her part. A court will just keep the split 50/50 solely do to his name being on the ticket. So we are addressing our signature law area  again due to different facts which is good. Do not let anyone else sign your ticket unless you plan on giving them 50%. And 3 names will mean a third each.

        I agree with you. However,  I have heard from other lawyers as well if she gets a document and it's signed then she gets and just because the ticket with her name doesn't mean.  She is now wasting the tax payers money.  She has no case so perhaps a lawyer will tell her that.  She just screwed herself and be a woman case closed.

        Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

        I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

        I set the market value on items

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          In my opinion if his name is on the ticket and she wrote it he is entitled to half the prize she admittedly said she wrote his name down for good luck well it worked now pay him for his good luck for God’s sake that’s your nephew ,and if he purchased the ticket especially with his own money it can become his and don’t talk about lawyers fees to me the whole situation is just dumb dumb dumb!!!!...reminds me of the episode of all in the family when Edith purchased a winning lottery ticket with her money but the number was Weezies(Louise) you just have to think and be a smart lottery player and verbal agreements do stand while they still must prove a verbal agreement but we will see

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            More Comon sense.

            This evil Aunt better get her head on right.There was enough "love" to allow her to entrust her nephew to pick up the tickets.Even before the win,she should have made her position clear to the nephew, on what happens after the win, not telling the press her thoughts.

            It is possible that Barb had a discussion with Bernice prior to the photo shoot , telling Bernice that this jackpot sharing was " wrong" that her nephew is only entitled to what what. Bernice could have replied that she spoke to her superiors prior to splitting the check & that Barb was up a creek at this point. Once again.. Sorry Barb, stupidity got the best of you here.

            Btw, the word "Evil" is defined as dishonorable & malicious..so there!

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              noise-gate, I believe that you are talking about Emily Leach. May she rest in peace. Emily had surgery on her pancreas and was in debt by $300,000.00 afterward. Her $1,000,000.00 win before taxes paid off that debt. 

               No one knows why she handed out $100.00 bills to complete strangers. Then she gave two men some lottery tickets. One man won $650,000.00 before taxes. Emily filed a request with the Lottery to share the prize. Her share would have been less than $200,000.00 A lawyer would not have taken this case, I believe.

               Emily worked at the Veterans Administration in Menlo Park, CA at the time. Her last few years were not good for her health. 

               Do not confuse Emily Leach with Julie Leach of Flint, Michigan. Julie and her family are most likely doing very well. Julie has stayed out of the police blotters and media. Julie gave a very good media availability with Scott Bowen the Host from the Michigan lottery.

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              Music* you are correct, l was thinking about Miss Leach.

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                In my opinion if his name is on the ticket and she wrote it he is entitled to half the prize she admittedly said she wrote his name down for good luck well it worked now pay him for his good luck for God’s sake that’s your nephew ,and if he purchased the ticket especially with his own money it can become his and don’t talk about lawyers fees to me the whole situation is just dumb dumb dumb!!!!...reminds me of the episode of all in the family when Edith purchased a winning lottery ticket with her money but the number was Weezies(Louise) you just have to think and be a smart lottery player and verbal agreements do stand while they still must prove a verbal agreement but we will see

                This is reality, not a tv show.  Let's not get anything mixed up with.   Verbal agreements mean nothing.  A written agreement and possibly opinions from a lawyer,yes.   Nobody knows exactly who is really if someone is entitled to it.  SHe could have just thrown her name, however, be careful what you wish for because you might not get it.  Welcome to the board.

                Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                I set the market value on items

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                  Music* you are correct, l was thinking about Miss Leach.

                  That was the past. This is the present and future. Let us win Mega Millions soon!!

                  Party

                   "We are all in this together!" 

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                    nephew outsmarted the aunt and could care less about any future relationship. i mean, who spends any time with their aunt or wants to. answer is no one. he deserves the 50% for his guile and cunning way of thinking about this outside the box.

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                      This is reality, not a tv show.  Let's not get anything mixed up with.   Verbal agreements mean nothing.  A written agreement and possibly opinions from a lawyer,yes.   Nobody knows exactly who is really if someone is entitled to it.  SHe could have just thrown her name, however, be careful what you wish for because you might not get it.  Welcome to the board.

                      What are you talking about??? Verbal promises and agreements can mean a great deal and you do not need to be an attorney to know that basic premise. A judge or jury will hear the testimony and look for contradictions, veracity, etc. and make a decision. By the way, all court cases are he said or she said, etc. and courts try to ascertain the true facts.  In this case, the verbal testimony will be very important.

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

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                        In my opinion if his name is on the ticket and she wrote it he is entitled to half the prize she admittedly said she wrote his name down for good luck well it worked now pay him for his good luck for God’s sake that’s your nephew ,and if he purchased the ticket especially with his own money it can become his and don’t talk about lawyers fees to me the whole situation is just dumb dumb dumb!!!!...reminds me of the episode of all in the family when Edith purchased a winning lottery ticket with her money but the number was Weezies(Louise) you just have to think and be a smart lottery player and verbal agreements do stand while they still must prove a verbal agreement but we will see

                        I agree with you 110%. The verbal agreement or discussion is key and we will learn if a possible verbal discussion or lack thereof, can supercede a signature on a ticket.

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

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                          That was the past. This is the present and future. Let us win Mega Millions soon!!

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                          I Agree!..Most all l have ever wished for in life has come true. A Good Wife, good personal health. A good bunch of friends. Great parents & good siblings. All that is truly left, is a jackpot win! 

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                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            Personally, I remember being a rookie lottery player and making email statements. Such as, "How easy winning will be and I will share with all my family members". I might have written amounts also.

                             Now I realize how difficult it is to win big. I hope those emails do not come back to bite me in the butt. I will share but it will be on my terms and not theirs.

                             My present policy is, "No promises and No pledges to anyone".

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                              I Agree!..Most all l have ever wished for in life has come true. A Good Wife, good personal health. A good bunch of friends. Great parents & good siblings. All that is truly left, is a jackpot win! 

                              Give thanks for the U.S. Armed Forces and our Police and Sheriffs. This is how the rich really benefit from peace and security. All of our taxes pay for these things. Our First Responders!

                               "We are all in this together!"