Lottery Loser's Shady Past

Jan 6, 2004, 5:56 pm (19 comments)

Mega Millions

Ohio woman has fraud, assault convictions, uses alias

The Ohio woman who told police that she purchased -- and then lost -- the winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket -- has several arrests on her rap sheet, including convictions for assault and credit card fraud.  In addition, Elecia Battle is using an alias and has falsely claimed to be married to the man with whom she now lives.

Battle, whose real name is Elecia Dickson, apparently has borrowed the surname of boyfriend James Battle. The 40-year-old pharmacy worker remains legally married to husband Keith Dickson, though the couple is in the middle of a divorce action pending in Cuyahoga County's Court of Common Pleas.

Using the Battle alias, Dickson this afternoon filed a lawsuit seeking to block the awarding of the Mega Millions jackpot to Rebecca Jemison, the woman who came forward today to claim the lottery jackpot (and who was declared the winner by Ohio state officials).

According to court records and The Smoking Gun sources, Dickson's rap sheet dates back at least a decade and includes busts for aggravated menacing, assault, and credit card fraud. The latter conviction, according to a source familiar with the case, stemmed from a 1999 swindle Dickson orchestrated at a suburban Cleveland chain store.  The below mug shot was taken following Dickson's September 1999 arrest in Cleveland Heights for misdemeanor assault.

The woman's estranged husband -- who's been married to Dickson for 13 years -- told TSG, "My wife can stretch things out of proportion."  He added, "Looks like she filed a bogus police report."

When she went to cops with her tale of the lost lottery ticket, officers asked Dickson how she picked the six winning numbers. A couple of the numbers came from one son's birth date, while another number was her son's age flipped. As for why she picked the winning number 49, Dickson told cops that her "husband turns 49 this year." That came as a surprise to Keith Dickson, himself a dedicated gambler and lottery player. "I'm 44," he said. "I turn 45 in February."

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emilyg's avataremilyg

i feel sorry for her children

Bug's avatarBug


Hilarious, more meaningless lawsuits.

Littleoldlady's avatarLittleoldlady

Did she really believe that she could pull this off or was she looking for a quick "settlement".  Looks like she may get a "settlement by the police..for filing a false report.

luckycat's avatarluckycat

JUST BECAUSE she has the rapp sheet/does not mean she is doing wrong now.

HE who is without SIN shall throw the first stone, and everyone walked away.

food for thought.


give her the benifit of the truth.


Todd's avatarTodd


Look at the husbands' own words:

The woman's estranged husband -- who's been married to Dickson for 13 years -- told TSG, "My wife can stretch things out of proportion."  He added, "Looks like she filed a bogus police report."

luckycat's avatarluckycat


you said 

dvdiva's avatardvdiva

i think its a scam and only hope this foul person gets nothing but trouble for doing this and the real winner doesn't have to loose money. otherwise it just encourages more of this kind of behaviour they really need to make an example of this person robbing other people's dreams

Lotto Czar's avatarLotto Czar
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emilyg's avataremilyg

same store. can prove it.

dottob's avatardottob


    Maybe for once she was telling the truth.  This could be a BIG warning  for her to straighten  up  her life.  Just my way of looking at it.


It would be a lot more believable if Miss Dickson claimed she bought and then lost the ticket, and then the year went by and the ticket went unclaimed, which would indicate someone really did lose it.  The fact is the ticket was claimed by Miss Jemison because she bought the ticket in the first place. It was never "lost". Obviously Miss Dickson and her hack lawyer are hoping to get a check just to go away. 

Think about how you would respond if you bought a ticket, put it in your wallet, won the big one and then while you were checking with accountants, tax attourneys etc. and planning your next move, someone crawled out of the sewer to claim they had bought the winning ticket but lost it, and whoever claimed the ticket is claiming their stolen property and announcing legal action against that person.  Would you feel mad and insulted that your moment in the spotlight was tainted by a lousy human roach?  I would. And mad as hell that you had to "defend" yourself against something you never did? I would be.

If living well is the best revenge, let's hope Miss Jemison has some good revenge on the roach.

luckycat's avatarluckycat


yes if you see that version/ think of the other version also heartbreaking/ lose a million  dollar ticket.??????

I say hold the money till proven without a DOUBT> the laws of most states, do have legislation, that protect lLOST .> items/money/children/brinks  fall outs/ so I say give Battle the chance to prove her lost ticket.

we have enough ways to prove it. lie detector tests/finger prints/ inside knowledge/ the missing man that saw the ticket/ maybe the man seen to go check his numbers and verified by someone at the store/ just maybe he was the husband of jamison/ who  had found  the  ticket  ??????maybe.??????????


I guess I'

Tx_Mega_Player's avatarTx_Mega_Player


  What is it like in your world? Are you in there all by yourself? Is there a sun and a moon in your world. Are there trees, and grass, and lakes, and parks? It must really be nice to live in a world where people don't lie, cheat, or COMMIT FRAUD - just to get money. You seem to be miles ahead of everyone else, having figured out that Mrs Jamerson's husband is the  real culprit. I wonder if Mr and Mrs Jamerson were also involved with drugging and robbing Jack W. back in August. Or maybe Mrs Jamerson is involved with the Chicago trading clerk that stole the 2nd place ticket. I bet she is.......What do you think???

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