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Indiana stylists settle $9.5M lottery jackpot lawsuit

August 22, 2013

A confidential settlement has ended a lawsuit brought by seven hairstylists against a former co-worker over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot.

Defendant Christy Shaw told WTHR-TV Thursday that everyone walked away with something. She claimed she bought the winning ticket separately from those purchased with pooled money. The group worked at Lou's Creative Styles, 5126 N Franklin Road, in Indianapolis.

Co-plaintiff Margie Day-Brugh told The Indianapolis Star that she and the others probably could afford to quit with their shares.

An Indianapolis judge issued a preliminary injunction in March barring the Hoosier Lottery from paying the jackpot from a Feb. 16 drawing until the dispute was resolved.

The seven plaintiffs claimed everyone in the group agreed to share any winnings from tickets purchased at the same time as those for the pool. Shaw claimed no one ever told her of the unwritten rule.

The actual jackpot for the Hoosier Lotto prize will be closer to $3 million if the winners take a one-time cash payout.

 

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