Canada Leamington man receives half of $6M lottery payout while dispute with ex-girlfriend continues

22:11  05 january  2018
22:11  05 january  2018 Source:   windsorstar.com

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As agreed upon with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Maurice Thibeault — now described as a Leamington resident — picked up a prize cheque for ,073,361 on Thursday. But the remaining million of the payout is still in dispute , with Thibeault’s ex - girlfriend Denise Robertson

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Maurice Thibeault holds up his $3-million prize cheque at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Prize Centre in Toronto on Jan. 4, 2018. Thibeault's dispute with his ex-girlfriend over another $3 million in winnings continues.: Maurice Thibeault holds up his $3-million prize cheque at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Prize Centre in Toronto on Jan. 4, 2018.  © Courtesy of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Windsor Star Maurice Thibeault holds up his $3-million prize cheque at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Prize Centre in Toronto on Jan. 4, 2018. 

The saga continues over who’s entitled to a $6-million payout on a Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Chatham — but now one of the claimants is officially in possession of half of the winnings.

As agreed upon with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Maurice Thibeault — now described as a Leamington resident — picked up a prize cheque for $3,073,361 on Thursday.

But the remaining $3 million of the payout is still in dispute, with Thibeault’s ex-girlfriend Denise Robertson maintaining her claim that she deserves it after living with Thibeault in Chatham for more than two years.

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Maurice Thibeault has claimed his -million half of a lottery jackpot, while the remainder of the prize is in dispute . The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has verified Thibeault purchased the ticket, which isn't being disputed by ex - girlfriend Denise Robertson.

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Robertson’s lawyer has argued that Thibeault tried to keep Robertson in the dark about the lottery win in order to have the entire $6 million for himself.

The ticket was one of two that won the Lotto 6/49 draw of Sept. 20 — splitting a $12-million jackpot.

According to Robertson, Thibeault moved out of their shared residence without warning on Sept. 25.

Thibeault quit his job at a granite company the same day.

Robertson said in an affidavit that she and Thibeault used to talk about what they’d do if they won the lottery together — buying muscle cars for each other and building their own auto shop.

The OLG said Thibeault received his cheque on Thursday because the prize claim review had been completed and it was verified that Thibeault purchased the winning ticket at the Lucky 7 Variety store at 393 McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham.

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The man accused of moving out on his live-in girlfriend to keep her from his lottery win has finally received half the cash — million – four months after buying Ontario lottery officials announced Friday that Maurice Thibeault, a longtime Chatham resident now living in Leamington , picked up a

A Chatham, Ont., man who left his live-in girlfriend after buying a winning lottery ticket worth $ 6 .1 million has been awarded half the prize, but the battle for the That means the money will be held by the Superior Court of Justice until a judge orders that it be paid out . Payout 'unfair' says lawyer.

The OLG acknowledges that the remaining half of the winnings are in dispute. The money will be paid into court on Jan. 15, unless Thibeault and Robertson resolve their situation privately, or they go through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s lottery dispute arbitration process.

According to the OLG, the prize claim review process is in place “to ensure OLG pays the right prize to the right person.”

The odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are one in almost 14 million.

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