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
Man appeals dismissal of lottery lawsuit
Robert W. Palese isn't folding just yet.
The 49-year-old Bear resident filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court last week challenging a judge's decision to dismiss his claim that he was entitled to a $5 million lottery prize even though he lost the winning ticket in a laundry mishap.
Last month, Chancery Court Vice Chancellor John W. Noble said Palese didn't have a claim because he no longer had the wining ticket.
He was disappointed at the decision, said Palese's attorney, Patrick J ...
Jul 25, 2006, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana Lottery may spend $1M to settle lawsuit
A lawsuit over a winning $5 scratch-off lottery ticket may end up costing the state of Indiana more than $1 million.
Indianapolis resident Tom H. Smith bought a $2 instant win ticket in 1996 and won $5. But he didn't try to collect the prize until months later and was told it was too late for the payout.
Smith appealed to lottery headquarters, saying he had no way of knowing the game had ended, and eventually filed a lawsuit against the Hoosier Lottery.
Others joined the lawsuit, sayi ...
Jun 26, 2006, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
Clash over $1 million lottery ticket outlives buyer
What are the odds that a man could throw away a $1 million scratch ticket, lose his father and then his own life all in four months' time?
The regulars who play their lottery tickets here at the White Hen Pantry grocery now shrug away the misfortune that started at the counter last October for one of their own, Kevin Donovan, as if bowing to the vagaries of luck they gamble against each day.
But Donovan's run of bad luck has outlived him.
Last fall, he filed a claim against the elder ...
Jun 19, 2006, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Family sues lottery ticket finder
Winner picked ticket out of the trash, family rejected offer of one-third of jackpot
The heirs of a Blackstone man who tossed away a $1 million scratch ticket are suing the man who picked it out of the garbage, alleging he stole it.
Daniel Donovan, the executor of his father Kevin Donovan's estate, filed suit May 26 against Edward St. John, who found the ticket, and Joseph Sullivan, the executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
The lawsuit, filed in Worcester Sup ...
Jun 14, 2006, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial
A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner on Monday set an April 2 trial date for Jonathan De La Cruz's lawsuit against the seven winners.
De La Cruz said he had been part of the group that bought lottery tickets, but was off the day they bought the winning ticket. His lawsuit, filed in December, contends the group had ...
Jun 6, 2006, 7:06 pm - Lottery News forum
How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool
Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute.
The six Lubbock winners are being sued by a seventh person who claims, but has no written proof, that she was supposed to be included in the winnings.
Who could have thought a little piece of paper could cause so much trouble? More than money, a winning ticket could bring ...
May 25, 2006, 10:39 pm - Lottery News forum
$8 million lottery dispute grips Spain
Like many factory workers around the world, they dreamed of winning the lottery and retiring early to enjoy their riches.
But when the numbers came up for the group of Spanish workmates, joy quickly turned to despair after the one who collected the prize denied that there had ever been a deal to share the money.
Now a judge in Barcelona must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the 6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from the lotte ...
May 25, 2006, 8:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. woman sues for share of winning lottery ticket
A New Salem woman wants a Fayette County judge to stop her former roommate from cashing a $1 million winning instant lottery ticket because she believes the money should be shared.
In a suit filed by attorney Samuel Davis, Yvonne Evans claimed it was her debit card used to pay for the $20 winning scratch-off ticket on which her roommate Mary Rechichar won the seven-figure prize.
Rechichar called Evans from Dan's Marathon Gas Station in Republic, where Rechichar worked, to ask Evans for th ...
Mar 30, 2006, 2:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery dispute takes bizarre turn
In October Kevin Donovan became the talk of the town when he claimed to have thrown away a winning $1 million lottery ticket that another man found in the trash.
Now, while embroiled with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in a battle to reclaim the ticket from the man who found it, Donovan has suffered the ultimate loss.
Just 49 years old, Donovan suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling in Hyannis on Tuesday, according toKate Donovan, his ex-wife. The couple had been divorced sin ...
Feb 4, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum