Fight over lottery ticket heads to court
In a Bartow, Florida, courtroom, two men are dreaming of being a millionaire, but only one will.
Michael Ford and Abraham Shakespeare were once good friends and partners at work. Now they are battling over a winning $30 million lottery ticket.
Ford is suing Shakespeare because he says Shakespeare stole the lucky ticket from him.
Ford is being represented by long-time Tampa attorney Arnold Levine.
During opening statements, Levine told jurors they should question Shakespeare's truthfu ...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Lawsuit challenges N.C. Lottery
Plaintiffs say the lottery is a tax because of the education allocation and was passed unconstitutionally
An esoteric argument under way in the courts over the North Carolina lottery Is a part of each ticket a tax or is the state just making a profit? could have an effect that's easy to understand: No more lottery. The N.C. Court of Appeals will hear arguments in three weeks.
The case is pushed by a nonprofit legal group that sees the lottery as a tax that didn't go through the req ...
Apr 29, 2007, 5:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Vancouver lottery winner loses in divorce case
A $10 million lottery windfall brought an estranged Vancouver couple back together.
But eight years later, the marriage wound up in divorce court with a sticky issue to be resolved: What should be done with $2.2 million in an account the husband claimed was for his personal use?
In granting their divorce last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled the $2.2 million must be split between Minh Kien Le, 58, and his ex-wife, Mai Huong Cao, 55.
The couple escaped with their two ...
Apr 17, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery Corp. ignored claims of corruption
Scandal runs deep and wide; shoddy paperwork and turning a blind eye helped permeate corruption
Ontario retail store owners and their families claimed about $100 million in lottery wins between 1999 and 2006, including tens of millions of fraudulent claims ignored by the public lottery corporation, the provincial ombudsman said yesterday.
In a scathing report, Andre Marin said the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is more fixated on profits than the integrity of its lottery games and ...
Mar 27, 2007, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum
Penn. woman sued by former friend over lottery win
Cathy Young said was stunned Tuesday to learn that a former friend claims that she refused to split a $100,000 Pennsylvania lottery jackpot with him.
She said she was helping William A. Lucas Jr. get back on his feet after serving a prison sentence and he's already depleted his share for new tow trucks for his brother's business.
All I did was feel sorry for him, said Young, who lives in North Union Township.
Lucas, 36, also of North Union, sued Young in Fayette County yesterday, c ...
Mar 22, 2007, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Four contenders will vie for winning lottery ticket in court
And the winner is ...
Confusion over who purchased what ticket and when has three people maybe four and one corporation claiming ownership of Saturday's $1 million winning lottery ticket.
With the winner still in question, The Idaho State Lottery announced Thursday, it has turned the case over to the courts to determine who gets the dough.
Right now, the four main contenders for what would be $672,000 after taxes are: Michelle McCollough of Boise, a clerk at the Mav ...
Mar 17, 2007, 12:51 am - Lottery News forum
Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win
Man pays off woman to resolve civil lawsuit
Ludmila Konickova hadn't known him long. They'd met 18 weeks earlier through an Internet dating service, but she claims it was a trusting and committed relationship.
She also claims she gave her 52-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth Garbe, $20 to buy a lottery ticket for the June 2 Super 7 draw, saying she took it on faith he would pass on any winnings.
The ticket was a $12.4 million winner.
But Garbe tells a different story about the ticket, sa ...
Nov 29, 2006, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery win ends in lawsuit
Former common-law couple at war after winning $21 million in 6/49
It's a perfectly ordinary-looking convenience store at the corner of King Street East and Union Street in Preston.
One Stop Convenience sells junk food, cigarettes and basic groceries definitely no caviar or diamonds.
But according to a lawsuit filed in a Brampton court, the owner of the modest convenience store has a lottery ticket worth $21 million and he's trying to keep it all to himself.
Young Hee Cho is alleg ...
Sep 1, 2006, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
Millionaire lottery ticket trash-diver keeps most of prize
The million-dollar question has been the talk of the town for months: Should an 83-year-old Blackstone man share winnings from a discarded Massachusetts Lottery jackpot-winning ticket with the man who said he accidentally threw it away?
When Edward St. John found the $1 million ticket last October after sifting through a trash can at local convenience store, his answer was a resounding no. But the family of Kevin Donovan , who said he tossed the Hold 'em Poker scratch ticket, took matters t ...
Aug 28, 2006, 10:20 am - Lottery News forum
How a lottery win tore a family apart
Some lottery winners can't resist shouting their good fortune from the rooftops with a champagne-spraying celebration. Others prefer to keep their new-found wealth secret, fearful of begging letters and never-ending jealousy from friends and extended family.
Clyde Baxter had no doubt which route he preferred in the wake of a staggering 6.75 million Lottery win seven years ago. While he felt obliged to tell his parents and two of his siblings, he refused to tell two other brothers, presumabl ...
Aug 3, 2006, 11:54 pm - Lottery News forum