Chase the Ace lottery dispute settled between aunt and nephew

Sep 17, 2018, 4:45 pm (20 comments)

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A family dispute over a $1.2 million lottery prize won in July was settled Monday after a five-hour settlement conference.

In July, Barbara Reddick of Guysborough and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay were announced as the winners of the $1.2 million prize in the Chase the Ace lottery held in Margaree Forks.

Immediately following the presentation, Reddick served verbal notice to her nephew that she was taking him to court to claim the full prize. They each received $611,319.50.

(See Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, Jul. 14, 2018.)

The first stage of the court process resulted in an order against MacInnis not to spend his portion of the win until a final rendering by the court.

Both sides were referred to a settlement process in hopes their case could be settled among themselves without court instruction.

As a result of Monday's meeting, the two sides agreed that MacInnis will now receive $350,000 with Reddick claiming the remainder.

Lawyers Adam Rodgers (representing Reddick) and Candee McCarthy (representing MacInnis) declined comment Monday.

Reddick maintained she was the sole winner arguing she e-transferred $100 to MacInnis to buy her tickets and that he could write his name on her tickets for good luck.

Reddick is a retired supply technician from the Canadian Armed Forces while MacInnis is a first-year university student.

Reddick claimed MacInnis put his home phone number on the tickets without her instruction or permission.

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Comments

MsBee18

MacInnis is holding  a larger part of the ceremonial check. For Reddick to finally get a big win, she dosen't look happy. 

Raven62's avatarRaven62

As You Can See: Being a Secret Lottery Ticket Shopper can  result in Big Payoffs!

music*'s avatarmusic*

Quote: Originally posted by MsBee18 on Sep 17, 2018

MacInnis is holding  a larger part of the ceremonial check. For Reddick to finally get a big win, she dosen't look happy. 

MsBee18,  The photo is from July 14, 2018. There is a related story notification by the photo up in the post. 

music*'s avatarmusic*

Reddick made a $350,000.00 mistake. Of course, this is all pre-tax. 

MsBee18

As the old adage goes "a family that plays together stays together"

Original Bey's avatarOriginal Bey

350k for being a good luck charm!

noise-gate

l think Tyrone came around to the fact that $350K is more than he could ever get in a handout. There is enough rubles here, to payoff his university bill & still have walking around money. Some guys just step in it. 

Nikkicute

Quote: Originally posted by music* on Sep 17, 2018

Reddick made a $350,000.00 mistake. Of course, this is all pre-tax. 

I don't think they tax lotto winners in Canada.

music*'s avatarmusic*

Quote: Originally posted by Nikkicute on Sep 18, 2018

I don't think they tax lotto winners in Canada.

Nikkicute,  You are correct. There is no tax on lottery winnings in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Tony Numbers's avatarTony Numbers

It's going to be uncomfortable around the Thanksgiving table this year.

Groppo's avatarGroppo

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And why do m-man be going around wif a fake a(( wig?
He don't even cova his face.

And he gonna awgue wif his aunt ova splittin' da lotto prize?
To da point whea she gonna file soot aginst him?
Yeah, she don't play dat.

Mr. Groppo

 

 

(groppo, I told you about that jive talk.  stop it, you want to make friends, not enemies.)

zephbe's avatarzephbe

Why didn't she buy the tickets herself?  Why involve her nephew at all?  Good he got something for being her good luck charm.

wander73's avatarwander73

Never trust a relative then.  Get it certified and in writing.  Waste of time in court.   Seriously the lawyers  ground to make more money on this

Lottery Playa

Quote: Originally posted by Nikkicute on Sep 18, 2018

I don't think they tax lotto winners in Canada.

Correct, Lottery winners in Canada, AND EUROPE, areNOT taxed on their lottery winnings. That's how it should be globally..... makes me sick what goes on in America with Lottery winnings and taxes. You pay for a lottery ticket in the US, which about half already goes to the state on just the sale of tickets... then you are sucked dry another approximately 50% after you win!!! WTF???!!! That's like a net 75% loss for lottery winners when you combine the amount taken from sales and the amount taken after a win in taxes... definitely not fair... 

I hope there comes a crypto lottery that the govt can't tax not because it doesn't want to but because it just can't because it's actually impossible!

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