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Nova Scotia Family Drama over CA$1.2-Million Lottery Jackpot Resolved with Agreement

The lottery prize family drama that shocked Nova Scotia a month ago was brought to an end. The woman and her nephew who got to court because of their disagreement over a CA$1.2-million lottery jackpot finally reached a settlement.

In an emailed statement, Adam Rodgers, who is Barbara Reddick’s lawyer, explained that the two parties have reached an agreement about the questionable CA$611,319.50. As revealed by Rodgers, Ms. Reddick will get a portion of CA$261,319.50, while her nephew Tyrone MacInnis will receive CA$350,000 from the money at issue. The deal will boost Ms. Reddick’s total winnings to CA$872,639, as she has already received half of the jackpot.

The statement said that both parties were satisfied with the fact they managed to reach a resolution and with the terms of the settlement, as well. The sides had to reach a mutual agreement in order to avoid further legal proceedings in court. The email announcement also revealed that the parties would not make further media statements on the issue.

The family drama over the massive lottery jackpot won, made the headlines after a celebratory photo which depicted Barbara Reddick and her nephew Tyrone MacInnis both being granted with the prize check turned into a disaster, as the woman told the young man she intended to take him to court over prize money he unlawfully claimed.

Ms. Reddick Claimed Only She Was Eligible for the Prize

As Casino Reports revealed earlier, Ms. Reddick brought the issue to court after a photo session with the CA$1.2-million lottery prize check went wrong. At the time when the disagreement occurred, the woman claimed she was the only one who was eligible to get the prize because she was the one who purchased the lottery ticket.

Despite her nephew’s phone number was written on the lottery ticket in her own handwriting as a contact number, she said that the two of them had never made an agreement to share the jackpot prize and said that she had no intention of giving Mr. MacInnis a share of the massive win. She further explained that the only agreement to split the money was in regards to the consolation prize, but not to the jackpot.

Ms. Reddick claimed that she only put her nephew’s name on the ticket for good luck, an action which in itself did not create a contract, as the legal representative of the woman has explained during a court hearing.

Last month, a judge of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court issued a preservation order under which half of the massive jackpot winning was frozen until a resolution on the case is reached. Now it became clear that both the woman and her nephew are getting portions of the prize, and Ms. Reddick’s lawyer shared that she hoped that the relationship with her nephew could be reconciled in the future.