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Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot

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l continue to believe with all my heart, that l will donate anything over $80 mil to charities of my choosing. It's Dinner Out ,moving forward.

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    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.

    In most states if the dollar amount was $1000 or less you may be correct.  But my understanding is, over $1000 and contract law would be followed.  Since we don't have more details in the story to know if 'signing' the ticket means you are bound by the rules/contract we really don't know what would prevail in this case. 

    It could be just as you say and the 'rules' could let them verbally determine who gets what. 

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      In most states if the dollar amount was $1000 or less you may be correct.  But my understanding is, over $1000 and contract law would be followed.  Since we don't have more details in the story to know if 'signing' the ticket means you are bound by the rules/contract we really don't know what would prevail in this case. 

      It could be just as you say and the 'rules' could let them verbally determine who gets what. 

      I am not sure what you mean by contract law.  You have a legal expect quoted in the article who did not rule out verbal agreements. This is not a small claims case so the money involved has little to do with the type of law applied. We are waiting to see what supercedes only...the signature or the verbal dialogue. There clearly was not a "meeting of the minds" on any contract.

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        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.

        Anything written does mean anything.  Word by mouth means nothing. You know that and everyone else knows that. 

         

        The main thing is this woman either is doing something and not telling anything or she needs to learn lesson.

         

        She aint getting squat.   A waste of time if it goes to court.

        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 most states if the dollar amount was $1000 or less you may be correct.  But my understanding is, over $1000 and contract law would be followed.  Since we don't have more details in the story to know if 'signing' the ticket means you are bound by the rules/contract we really don't know what would prevail in this case. 

          It could be just as you say and the 'rules' could let them verbally determine who gets what. 

          Just give the money to the lawyer.  End of story.   This whole mess stinks.

          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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            "I'm going to put my nephew's name and mine on this lottery ticket"

            "Hey, I don't want to split the winnings!"

             

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              " Word by mouth means nothing. You know that and everyone else knows that. "

              The world is full of people who "know" all sorts of things that they're wrong about. Most verbal contracts have just as much force as written contracts. With the exception of a few things where contracts must be in writing to be enforced the only problem with verbal contracts is that it's usually difficult or impossible to prove what the contract was.

              It's a pretty safe bet that the people whose names appear on a lottery ticket will be found to have an ownership interest unless there's very strong evidence to the contrary. That doesn't mean that everyone whose name is on a ticket has an equal ownership interest, although that's a logical starting point for establishing who gets what.

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                " Word by mouth means nothing. You know that and everyone else knows that. "

                The world is full of people who "know" all sorts of things that they're wrong about. Most verbal contracts have just as much force as written contracts. With the exception of a few things where contracts must be in writing to be enforced the only problem with verbal contracts is that it's usually difficult or impossible to prove what the contract was.

                It's a pretty safe bet that the people whose names appear on a lottery ticket will be found to have an ownership interest unless there's very strong evidence to the contrary. That doesn't mean that everyone whose name is on a ticket has an equal ownership interest, although that's a logical starting point for establishing who gets what.

                "I'm going to put my nephew's name and mine on this lottery ticket"

                Do you mean this type of verbal contract, KY?

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                  HAPPY NATIONAL LOTTERY DAY....17 JULY

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                    "I'm going to put my nephew's name and mine on this lottery ticket"

                    "Hey, I don't want to split the winnings!"

                     

                    -- moron

                    Two things we all know about these two.  One is desperate and the other one is like holy crap do we really have to do this. 

                     

                    Nobody knows enough about these people, however, just go 50/50.   OR:   Did something happen before that they're not saying anything at all?

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

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                      HAPPY NATIONAL LOTTERY DAY....17 JULY

                      Happy National Lottery Day!!  July, 17,   

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                       This could become a Lottery Post Member's favorite day when he/she wins Mega Millions tonight. 

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                        Happy National Lottery Day!!  July, 17,   

                         The Lottery has become a favorite endeavor to spend our money.  Like, $70,000,000.00 

                         This could become a Lottery Post Member's favorite day when he/she wins Mega Millions tonight. 

                         Good Luck everyone!!US Flag

                        I've never heard of National lottery day before...definitely something I need to look up next year.

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                          I've never heard of National lottery day before...definitely something I need to look up next year.

                          Over two weeks ago a Canadian woman threatened to sue her nephew because she put his name on what turned out to be the winning ticket. Both got their over sized checks and apparently were paid off. 

                          Do she actually sue him?

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                            Over two weeks ago a Canadian woman threatened to sue her nephew because she put his name on what turned out to be the winning ticket. Both got their over sized checks and apparently were paid off. 

                            Do she actually sue him?

                            Updated: July 27, 2018

                            On Thursday, Reddick’s lawyer, Adam Rodgers, filed a statement of claim in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, saying her nephew was not entitled to half the Chase the Ace winnings even though his name was written on the ticket. Rodgers also filed a motion to have a preservation order imposed on the share of the winnings her nephew has claimed. She’s worried any money spent by her nephew, or his parents, won’t be “recoverable,” and she wants the winning funds frozen.

                            The motion is to be heard Aug. 10 in the courthouse in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

                            A hearing on the motion for a preservation order will be heard in Port Hawkesbury on Aug. 10.

                            Dates have not yet been set for the hearing on the lawsuit itself, although Rodgers said he hopes the matter can be resolved by this fall.

                             

                            Sources:

                            Edmonton Journal

                            CTV News