Lotto Winner Shoots Himself DeadFebruary 9th 2018 15:38
A lottery winner in Thailand who won $1.6 million in November, 2017 has shot himself and sadly died from his injuries. Jirawut Pongphan had bought seven lottery tickets with the same number to increase his winnings if he won. When Pongphan did win he invited family and friends round to his house to celebrate his good fortune with him, but woke up the next morning to find his winning tickets had suddenly gone missing. Pongphan was a 42-year-old, from the Province of Chonburi in eastern Thailand. The winning lottery tickets remain missing at this stage.
Canadian Couple Still Fighting Over Lottery Win
A Canadian couple from Chatham, Ontario are continuing their legal struggle over a £6 million lottery win. On September 20th, 2017 Maurice Thibeault won $6.1 million in the Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Prize, but when his partner Denise Robertson returned to their shared home one day shortly after the win she found that he had abruptly moved out. In a statement of claim filed on Monday morning, Robertson’s lawyer claimed that Thibeault had deceived Robertson, breached her trust and enriched himself at her expense and that Robertson is therefore entitled to half of the winnings plus $500,000 in damages.
Thibeault has already received a $3 million payout, received on January 4th, 2018, with the remaining balance being put on hold because of the legal proceedings. Thibeault’s lawyer says “he denies any agreement, has nothing to hide and has fully cooperated with OLGC ‘s investigation. He has voluntarily submitted to a polygraph examination, the results of which he is prepared to share to protect his reputation.” The defendant has 20 days to reply before the case goes to trial.
This Week’s Jackpots…
This Saturday’s UK National Lottery has a £14.3 rollover jackpot, while over in Ireland the Lotto is estimated to be €5.5 million. The EuroMillions this weekend stands at a mouthwatering €130 million, while the Powerball over in the USA stands at a whopping $184 million. You can’t win if you don’t play!
Written by Chris Brown