$1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner sued by family

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$1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner sued by family

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  • Jason Hall, iHeart
May 15, 2024 3:10 PM
  • Jason Hall, iHeart

The winner of a $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is being sued by his family after allegedly promising and failing to share the winnings.

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The unidentified man who bought the ticket in Lebanon, Maine, on January 13, 2023, was sued by the mother of his daughter last November in an ongoing legal battle. The jackpot winner claimed the woman, identified in the lawsuit by a pseudonym, Sara Smith, violated a non-disclosure agreement by telling other relatives about his new fortune prior to their daughter’s 18th birthday in 2032, the Independent reported on Tuesday (May 14).

Smith, however, argues that the Mega Millions jackpot winner was the one who revealed his historic lottery win, a claim echoed by his own father.