Judge orders trial in $1 million lottery ticket lawsuit
Posted: September 17, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.
Updated: September 17, 2012 at 1:07 p.m.
SEARCY A judge has granted a jury trial in a legal battle over a $1 million lottery ticket, of which two Arkansas women have claimed ownership.
Judge Craig Hannah on Monday granted Sharon Jones’ request for a jury trial and scheduled it for the end of the year.
Jones claimed the jackpot after she retrieved the ticket from a trash can last year. A different judge ruled earlier this year that the money should belong to another woman who claimed a ticket reader said the ticket wasn’t a winner and threw it away.
That judge later ordered a new trial but said he wouldn’t preside over it. Hannah also denied Jones’ request to dismiss the case.