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If you won the big JP and you were in the process of a divorce

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Posted: March 30, 2015, 12:26 am - IP Logged

Along with the story Perfecttiming2 mentioned, there was another case where a woman knew she was going to file for divorce and won a jackpot but tried to hide it.

The divorce went through and then a judge awarded her ex the entire jackpot.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: March 30, 2015, 1:07 am - IP Logged

    What would you do? Would you claim it and give half to your spouse? Wait until you were legally divorced and then claim it?  What if you were still married close to the claim deadline? I would probably give it to my mother to claim, just make her buy me a house :D

    Get a Load of This....

    Ex-Wife Loses Big in This Game of Chance

    Law: Woman hid her Lotto win from husband and quickly divorced him. Judge says she must let him have all $1.3 million.

    November 17, 1999|ANN W. O'NEILL |During his 25 years of marriage, Thomas Rossi never saw a marriage counselor, never strayed and never doubted a relationship so close that he shared an electric toothbrush with his wife, he said.

    Then Denise Rossi shocked him by demanding a divorce. And she wanted it in a hurry.

    Now he knows why: On Dec. 28, 1996--just 11 days before she filed for divorce--Denise Rossi won $1.3 million in the California Lottery.

    She told no one in her divorce case, and Monday her secret caught up with her. A Los Angeles family court judge ruled that she had violated state asset disclosure laws and awarded her lottery winnings to her ex-husband. Every penny.

    Superior Court Judge Richard Denner determined that she acted out of fraud or malice. He based his decision on a deposition in which Denise Rossi admitted that she concealed her winnings because she didn't want her ex-husband "getting his hands on" them.

    "Moral of story: It pays to be honest from the beginning," said Marc Lerner, attorney for the 65-year-old jilted husband.

    Lerner said tears rolled from his client's eyes when Denner announced his ruling in court. For her part, Denise Rossi, 49, said she was stunned and is contemplating her next legal move.

    "Yes, there will be an appeal," said her attorney, Connolly K. Oyler of Santa Monica. He called the judge's ruling "very punitive."

    But Thomas Rossi's lawyers say they are hearing it described another way: karma.

    "Maybe people will think twice about hiding assets during a dissolution," said Lerner, of Brentwood.

    Thomas Rossi could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but he weaves a compelling tale in his court papers. Before their divorce--and the fateful Lotto windfall--the Rossis were "a couple of homebodies" from the Westside who did everything together, he said.

    "We shared the same bathroom, and we even shared the same electric toothbrush," he said in court papers.

    Denise, however, tells a different story in her filings and an interview Tuesday. She said she had been unhappy for many years and was looking for a way out. He was always broke, and she was always working, she said.

    Her chance came when she and five co-workers in a now-defunct clothing design firm pooled resources to play the lottery and hit the jackpot, sharing $6.6 million, she said.

    "I'd wanted to get out of this relationship for years," she said in a telephone interview. She credits luck for her lottery windfall and blames her ignorance of the law for her failure to disclose the winnings.

    She had her husband served with divorce papers at the little West Hollywood shop where he developed film and shot portraits of aspiring actors.

    His business folded, and he declared bankruptcy in 1998. He went to work part time at a chain photo store.

    Then fate struck. More than two years after the divorce, a misdirected piece of mail landed in Thomas Rossi's mailbox. It was a solicitation addressed to his ex-wife from a company that pays lump sums for lottery winnings and big legal awards.

    The May 7 letter from Statewide Funding said, in part, that the company had "helped hundreds of lottery winners like you around the country receive a lump sum payment for the present value of their future annual lottery payments."

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: March 30, 2015, 9:58 am - IP Logged

      Get a Load of This....

      Ex-Wife Loses Big in This Game of Chance

      Law: Woman hid her Lotto win from husband and quickly divorced him. Judge says she must let him have all $1.3 million.

      November 17, 1999|ANN W. O'NEILL |During his 25 years of marriage, Thomas Rossi never saw a marriage counselor, never strayed and never doubted a relationship so close that he shared an electric toothbrush with his wife, he said.

      Then Denise Rossi shocked him by demanding a divorce. And she wanted it in a hurry.

      Now he knows why: On Dec. 28, 1996--just 11 days before she filed for divorce--Denise Rossi won $1.3 million in the California Lottery.

      She told no one in her divorce case, and Monday her secret caught up with her. A Los Angeles family court judge ruled that she had violated state asset disclosure laws and awarded her lottery winnings to her ex-husband. Every penny.

      Superior Court Judge Richard Denner determined that she acted out of fraud or malice. He based his decision on a deposition in which Denise Rossi admitted that she concealed her winnings because she didn't want her ex-husband "getting his hands on" them.

      "Moral of story: It pays to be honest from the beginning," said Marc Lerner, attorney for the 65-year-old jilted husband.

      Lerner said tears rolled from his client's eyes when Denner announced his ruling in court. For her part, Denise Rossi, 49, said she was stunned and is contemplating her next legal move.

      "Yes, there will be an appeal," said her attorney, Connolly K. Oyler of Santa Monica. He called the judge's ruling "very punitive."

      But Thomas Rossi's lawyers say they are hearing it described another way: karma.

      "Maybe people will think twice about hiding assets during a dissolution," said Lerner, of Brentwood.

      Thomas Rossi could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but he weaves a compelling tale in his court papers. Before their divorce--and the fateful Lotto windfall--the Rossis were "a couple of homebodies" from the Westside who did everything together, he said.

      "We shared the same bathroom, and we even shared the same electric toothbrush," he said in court papers.

      Denise, however, tells a different story in her filings and an interview Tuesday. She said she had been unhappy for many years and was looking for a way out. He was always broke, and she was always working, she said.

      Her chance came when she and five co-workers in a now-defunct clothing design firm pooled resources to play the lottery and hit the jackpot, sharing $6.6 million, she said.

      "I'd wanted to get out of this relationship for years," she said in a telephone interview. She credits luck for her lottery windfall and blames her ignorance of the law for her failure to disclose the winnings.

      She had her husband served with divorce papers at the little West Hollywood shop where he developed film and shot portraits of aspiring actors.

      His business folded, and he declared bankruptcy in 1998. He went to work part time at a chain photo store.

      Then fate struck. More than two years after the divorce, a misdirected piece of mail landed in Thomas Rossi's mailbox. It was a solicitation addressed to his ex-wife from a company that pays lump sums for lottery winnings and big legal awards.

      The May 7 letter from Statewide Funding said, in part, that the company had "helped hundreds of lottery winners like you around the country receive a lump sum payment for the present value of their future annual lottery payments."

      i would offer her half the jackpot, i would make it nice n legal. and stand by that if she wants more than half. ive read and seen enough. hey who could want more than half?

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        Posted: March 30, 2015, 10:09 am - IP Logged

        What would you do? Would you claim it and give half to your spouse? Wait until you were legally divorced and then claim it?  What if you were still married close to the claim deadline? I would probably give it to my mother to claim, just make her buy me a house :D

        I would have given half to the spouse, regardless to a pending divorce wanted by either party.

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          Posted: March 30, 2015, 10:14 am - IP Logged

          yeah after setlement then  the separation is comp[let, hell stop buying lotto till those papers are agreed to and all is SETTLED, then its all mine.

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