An ongoing case concerning a Powerball lottery jackpot has finally come to a close. The woman concerned is Lynn Anne Poirier, age 62, and she is from Florida, USA. She has recently been ordered by the court to pay her share of the Powerball jackpot she won to her now ex-boyfriend. Justice has been served!
The case follows a bitter disagreement between her and her ex-boyfriend, Howard Browning after Howard claimed that he was the one who actually bought the lucky Powerball ticket that yielded Lynn a win. Lynn has to now pay $291,000 of her 2007 $1 million Powerball win.
Howard sued Lynn a few months after her Powerball win when she wouldn’t give him his deserved half. He feared that she was up to no good after she wouldn’t respond to his calls and she disappeared from their home they were sharing.
Lynn showed up in a new car and told him to leave the farmhouse she owned. Howard refused and it took a court order to remove him from the premises. Howard, 62, said they two had made a promise to each other to share any winnings. According to Howard, it happened like this: After enjoying a meal together, he gave Lynn money to buy the ticket despite him being unemployed at the time.
The ATM receipt even shows that he withdrew several hundred dollars from his bank account just hours before the Powerball ticket purchase was made. Lynn, of course, denied this and said they had already split up by the time she had won the Powerball. She also claimed that they bumped into each other coincidentally at the Sunoco gas station where she bought the tickets.
The jury deliberated for three hours until they decided on a verdict on the 4th of February. They agreed that Lynn needed to pay Howard his half. Even after the verdict, Howard mentioned that he should have received a lot more because of the interest he would have accumulated in his account had he had the money. “Right now I’m going to maybe take a couple of days off and relax. There’s been lots of tension going on here,” said Howard.
Justice has been served, and we are glad that Howard got his rightful half of the Powerball prize.
Don’t waste your time sharing any Powerball prizes with anyone. Play Powerball online and keep the jackpot all for yourself!
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