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All or nothing: Lottery player rejects $1.7M lost-ticket offer
A gutsy Cape Cod retiree coolly bet a bundle on Lady Luck yesterday, rejecting a sure $1.7 million share of a discarded Lottery ticket in a high-stakes bid to win it all.Raymond MacDonald turned down an offer to split the remainder of a $4 million scratch ticket he claims he bought but mistakenly gave to the convenience store clerk to enter in another drawing.Instead, Julie Prive cashed in.In a last-ditch effort to avoid a second civil trial, the former Tedeschi's store clerk made an offer that ...
Aug 25, 2004, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Ticket Loser Says He Won't Give Up
A Cape Cod man who bought a winning $4 million scratch lottery ticket but discarded it, said he will go back to court to try reclaim the prize.A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision.Julie Prive, the convenience store clerk who turned a discarded ticket into a fortune, walked out of court Wednesday a winner, but she may not have much time to enjoy it.Raymond MacDonald said he bought the ticket and gave it back thinking it was a loser. Out of principle, I just ...
Aug 20, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Mistrial declared in $4M lottery ticket dispute
A former convenience store clerk will keep collecting winnings from a $4 million Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket after a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial yesterday in a dispute over ownership of the ticket.The civil jury in Barnstable Superior Court was deadlocked after nearly four days of deliberations, unable to decide if the winning ticket properly belonged to a Falmouth retiree who sued to claim the prize.Julie Prive has been collecting winnings on the ticket since 2002. Lottery ...
Aug 19, 2004, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery ticket number crucial to trial
When did Julie Prive learn the number of a lottery ticket worth $4 million?The outcome of a civil case pitting Prive, 27, who worked at the Tedeschi's in East Falmouth when the $10 scratch ticket was sold, against two other Falmouth residents could hinge on the answer to that question.Prive is being sued by Raymond MacDonald, 65, and Monica Hertz, 62, who both claim ownership of the $600 Million Spectacular ticket.MacDonald and Hertz both say they bought the ticket May 17, 2002, but did not real ...
Aug 13, 2004, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum

Store clerk tells how she found winning ticket
Battling the sniffs and coughs of a summer cold, Julie Prive, 27-year-old mother of two, stood before a jury in Barnstable County, Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday and recalled the evening in May 2002 when she had believed her life had changed forever.Prive said she was at home, sorting through a pile of lottery tickets she had collected from the trash at the Tedeschi convenience store where she worked, checking them and repackaging them for a second-chance game run by the state lottery to ...
Aug 12, 2004, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum

Two couples in court over ownership of $4 million scratch ticket
Two couples are fighting in court over ownership of a Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket worth $4 million.According to testimony in the civil jury trial in Barnstable Superior Court, which got under way Monday, Julie Prive was a clerk at a Tedeschi's market in Falmouth in 2002, and began regularly collecting discarded losing scratch tickets. She entered these tickets in the Clean Fun Sweepstakes, the lottery's second-chance game designed to keep used tickets from becoming litter.Prive said tha ...
Aug 10, 2004, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum

Lucky Iraq vet scratches way to lottery riches
Just back from a tour of duty in Iraq, a Norwood, Massachusetts National Guardsman was welcomed home by Lady Luck - netting $140,000 a year for life from a state Lottery scratch ticket. John A. Morrissey, 42, says the Massachusetts Lottery Lifetime Spectacular windfall will blast him out of bankruptcy, and help put his daughter through college. I always had faith that I'd hit it big, Morrissey said in an exclusive Herald interview. And hit it big is just what he did after stopping by his neigh ...
Jul 21, 2004, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery win caps a life of service
Much of her life, Geraldine Williams was an invisible servant to others, wiping clean their dirt, scrubbing their floors, emptying their trash.She cleaned the houses of those who can afford to have others take care of their domestic chores. For 15 years, she cleaned three office and academic buildings on the campus of University of Massachusetts at Lowell.Co-workers said Williams left surfaces spotless. Friends and neighbors say she brought the same energy to helping others, from senior citizens ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum

Jackpot winner tries to lay low
A day after bagging a $294 million lottery jackpot, Geraldine Williams battled to get her bearings yesterday as she went from housemaid to multimillionaire retiree overnight. Williams' ex-hubby said the 67-year-old grandmother and her children are worn out by the whirlwind of public interest whipped up in the hours after Williams stepped forward to claim her prize. They're trying to cope with something that's unimaginable, said James Williams, who split from his now-millionaire ex-wife in 1979 ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

Ex-husband of big Mass. lottery winner is happy for his family
They were married for 20 years -- but now they've been divorced for 25.So, James Williams isn't expecting his ex-wife to offer him a share of her lottery winnings.Geraldine Williams yesterday claimed her Mega Millions jackpot in Massachusetts -- in a lump-sum of about $118 million million dollars, after taxes.Her ex-husband is taking the high road -- saying he's glad his children and grandchildren will be taken care of.The retired police officer says he hasn't spoke with his ex-wife about her wi ...
Jul 12, 2004, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum