Woman claims she accidentally gave away winning lotto ticket
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 5:39
- Date Mar 28, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- -- back in session on the docket today an active goodwill goes a little too far.
A winning lottery ticket sold at this California convenience store this woman -- -- -- bought the ticket.
That she had already won a million dollars in the lot out.
And she was so happy she went back to the store she bought a bunch more tickets and started hitting to people.
She used most of her winnings from her first -- to pay up for medical bills she was on a church got a tumor.
Bad above above above the back.
The point is she went back she handed out all these tickets and you can see her on the store surveillance video buying the tickets and then handing them out to other people problem -- One of those was a winner and the guy here comes back to the store -- he has.
He's claiming his winnings -- -- -- in 60000 dollars but now all annaly.
Has had a change of markets about her gift joining me now.
To discuss it.
Mercedes Colwin Fox News legal analyst and -- -- -- a criminal defense attorney former prosecutor.
-- -- -- Since he was a -- we're seeing you go around giving up her but I won a million dollars and here's an -- ticket for you every -- for you all it's a way.
If I could present how it works this exact.
Clearer -- -- she is still she should be still thankful that she got a million dollars to Begin with it's one -- three million they've actually.
Get -- win a lot of she was one of those individuals how lucky she totally sore loser.
She's clearly giving up these tickets because of the -- she wants a ticket back.
No go and by the way -- got the winning ticket here from one of our colleagues wrote kept pestering and Intel that.
No it says here that it's signing day I arrived in order for you -- older years is that they would have mine is the winner and activities.
John you tell me how can this woman we seen the video.
On her giving the tickets out now she's claiming -- didn't mean to I I was meaning to give out money and I unintentionally -- look.
I unintentionally gave the ticket she thinks it's up -- now in my own defense I took on this client before -- that the FAA I ain't.
I've heard about this story is look I.
A hundred bucks this guy can mimic the hard luck story needed but gas is -- a hundred bucks and I was confused because they had all these ticket in my hand I didn't mean to given that one.
She did -- that true.
Then it's as the -- heard that ticket turns.
But this short said the different -- -- that now yeah I think it does is she -- -- John unedited maybe John.
She will argue that these tickets she was giving out right here and those -- the winners of those she did give -- intentionally but when she got -- homeless guy.
That one was inadvertent.
She had -- finished with be with the gratuitous dispensation of the lottery tickets and she got to this key yet he doesn't he -- somewhat stunning.
Hit it and it doesn't really look you know I'm done I'm only minimum hundred bucks -- -- doesn't look like you're really need -- hundred I think -- and -- he was trying to scam artists I she's a local celebrity at this 1 and I am not happy that -- one million bucks.
It's going to be hard to prove that she didn't get that ticket but again if she'd -- That money is.
All her now the fight at the -- the money to fight over -- -- -- it's only 200 that the bad about after lawyers' fees Mercedes they're gonna be split like I can't go.
Well that's -- good anyway and I guess I've been hired knowing that actually sounds from a witness in the case.
Right after the break -- with me.
-- rejoin you -- now at my panel apparently the lottery commission has looked into this and said.
That they are not ready to make a judgment even having seen this video.
So Mercedes and they apparently think there is still a mystery here why.
Exactly mean for a look at the look at -- what the -- -- the donor if what she claims to be that I inadvertently gave her gave -- the ticket.
Therefore there's no intent.
That gifted -- -- it goes back to hurt but a lot of questions -- in -- even some of the lottery laws which talk about making sure you sign your lottery ticket.
The lottery itself becomes -- property of the it of the individuals signed it and actually brings it and gives it over to redeem its of their a lot of things -- going to play.
It's the analysis here her intention vs a -- -- the talk about signature.
Let's say if we if we buy -- lottery ticket first and you signed it it's set the -- in the back of the lottery ticket like roasted right here.
And make sure you do because that's who the bear the holder of that lottery ticket is actually the owner according to -- a -- As much -- up to this is a loser.
Dot here's -- here's what I wanted to -- -- this woman is apparently after she won a million dollars committing random acts of kindness around the community.
And is known for going into the store and purchasing tickets for people apparently -- year for people.
She -- now she want -- she's sharing with others.
Should she really be penalized if she I -- should we take a letter word that she says look you know I I did get some tickets away I didn't mean to give this particular ticket away and an -- -- the guy claims otherwise but it it's just not so -- she even says I no longer a look like a huge -- word for doing this but I'm telling you it's true yes she did say that.
And I think we taker at a -- the problem is that the lottery commission take credit word in an award -- the ticket or is it an act and an important -- twelve people are gonna have to taker at a at a work.
I -- story but did.
I don't like many out I don't like the video -- about her.
Her lawyer may be before.
He -- -- -- picked up maybe she -- one on its own and that people came and -- then she started producing and we we have re wind the tape over the head on the tape may not show the whole story as often does not our ladies thank you both so much you.