- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Seven Indiana hairstylists are duking it out in court over a $9.5 million lottery pot, with one telling a judge on Wednesday that the winning ticket was part of a pool purchase and the winnings should be shared.

But Christina Shaw, another stylist, says that she bought the winning ticket separate from the pool and that she’s the rightful sole recipient of the $9.5 million, according to a report by The Associated Press.

All the other hairstylists disagree, however, and say Ms. Shaw’s buy was in fact part of the pool. And the owner of the shop, Lucy Lewis Johnston, said there’s no such thing as a personal ticket buy once you’re part of a pool, AP reported.

Buying a personal lottery ticket, Ms. Johnston said, would make it impossible “to determine which was whose ticket,” according to AP.

Marion County Judge Heather Welch should decide by Friday if the winnings will be frozen until the ticket dispute is settled, AP said.

Bryan Corbin, a spokesman for the Indiana attorney general’s office, said the agency “takes no position on the preliminary injunction or on the merits of the dispute,” AP reported.



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