The weirdest lottery disputes ever
Do you have a brother or sister? If so then you surely remember your parents asking you to share the toys fairly. Deep in our hearts we were against that but we were tough that was for our own good. Still, it is a totally different thing when it goes about a huge lottery winning. Please find below several craziest disputes between the lottery syndicate winners.
$2.5 mln illness allowance
In 2011 Edward Hairstone took a 3 months seek leave because of a backache. Earlier he agreed with his friends to set up a lottery syndicate to buy USA Mega Millions tickets jointly every month. He had not been making any money contributions over those 3 months (even though that was just 5 bucks a month). Eventually, the syndicate won a huge prize and Edward decided to get “his share” through the court trial.
He though that would be unfair to get nothing as he had been the syndicate member for 8 years already. His colleagues argued that he was absent and did not pay the syndicate members fees as if forgetting about the syndicate agreement clause stipulating the situation: the syndicate should cover fees for the members absent due to illness or other relevant reasons. The court decided to “freeze” the winning until the decision was ruled.