Lottery winner to sue nephew whose name she put on ticket for ‘good luck’

(WSVN) - A Canadian woman said she is planning on suing her nephew after she put his name on the back of a lottery ticket for “good luck.”

According to CBC News, Barbara Reddick posed for a photo opportunity with her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, after the pair won a $1.2 million lottery ticket.

But moments after the photo was taken, Reddick pointed at her nephew, saying “See you in court.”

“It was my ticket,” she told a group of people gathered for the ceremony. “I bought the ticket and now he’s trying to lie and say I said split.”

Reddick said she bought the ticket at a fundraiser for two fire departments in Nova Scotia.

“I put his name on the ticket for good luck because he’s like a son to me – he was,” Reddick added. “He was lucky, but not for half a million dollars.”

Reddick said she had no intention of splitting the winnings with her nephew, and now she plans to sue him.

“I’m taking him to court. I’m getting a lawyer tomorrow. Now you can print that,” Reddick said.

“Tyrone is getting nothing from me,” she told The Province. “I’ll never speak to him, in this lifetime or the next.”

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