NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — A lottery jackpot check presentation turned into a family feud when the woman who put her nephew’s name on the winning ticket refused to split the prize and vowed to sue for the remaining portion.
"He's always lucky with his draws, right?" Reddick, of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, told The Province. "I said 'Well, put your name on the ticket and you'll be my good luck charm.' I didn't say split. I never mentioned money at all."
“I would have given him $150,000,” she said. “Listen, Tyrone was the son that I never had. Me and Tyrone -- ask anybody -- we’re very very close … . Tyrone is getting nothing from me. It’s just for the principle. We were so close. He broke my heart. He broke it. … People go crazy when it comes to money.”
At a check-presentation ceremony Thursday, Reddick was visibly distraught and as the cameras clicked, she quickly told her nephew that she would see him in court.
"I'm taking him to court. I'm getting a lawyer tomorrow," she told the CBC.
Lottery officials were dismayed with the way the presentation devolved.
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