An Arkansas waitress filed a lawsuit in opposition to a co-worker she claims “skipped” city with half of her $300,000 lottery prize.
Leslie Underwood in a go well with filed within the Circuit Courtroom of Pulaksi County earlier this week requested the winnings be frozen till a choose can decide whether or not she has a proper to any of the cash.
The supervisor at Sportman’s drive-in gifted Underwood and fellow waitress Mandy Vanhouten a number of scratch-off lottery tickets as Christmas items on Dec. 22.
Underwood mentioned the pair had agreed to separate their winnings, however that her pal as an alternative cashed the successful $300,000 scratch-off and by no means returned to work.
Vanhouten in an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery information launch claimed to have bought the ticket at a G&B Liquor retailer.
She mentioned she hoped the prize would “make her life simpler.”
Underwood’s attorneys argued the 2 entered into an “oral settlement” once they agreed to share the winnings.
“Pursuant to their settlement, Plaintiff and Defendant each understood that their settlement was for his or her mutual profit and that their settlement allowed for mutual management of any successful tickets, and that their settlement was primarily based on their mutual understanding that they’d share within the potential proceeds of the successful tickets,” in keeping with the go well with.
Underwood moreover argues she is entitled to damages equal to “50% of the financial proceeds from the successful ticket.”
A spokesperson for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery beforehand instructed the Every day Information that the problem is out of their arms, since they’ve already handed Vanhouten the test.
Spokesperson Scott Hardin in an interview with Arkansas Issues added the company doesn’t get entangled in mediation.