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Deal reached in Canada family lotto feud


© Courtesy Bernice Curley Barbara Reddick (R) and Tyrone MacInnis

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A Canadian woman and the nephew she took to court over a lottery win have come to an agreement over how they will split the jackpot.

Barbara Reddick sued Tyrone MacInnis in July for his half of the C$1.2m ($912,000; £690,000) win.

Both their names were on the winning ticket from a "Chase the Ace" draw in rural Nova Scotia.

Ms Reddick, who bought the original ticket, will get C$872,639 - the bulk of the winnings.

Her 19-year-old nephew will receive C$350,000 from the charity draw in the small town of Margaree Forks.

"They are both satisfied with the terms of the settlement," Ms Reddick's lawyer told the BBC in a statement.

"It was reached mutually in order to avoid further court proceedings and to bring this matter to a final conclusion."

Ms Reddick claimed she never promised to split the jackpot with her nephew and only put his name on the ticket for luck.

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At the time, she told reporters that she had offered to share possible winnings from a smaller draw, not the jackpot.

Her first act upon winning the lottery was to threaten to sue her nephew over the 50-50 split of the win.

"I'm taking him to court," she told those gathered at the winners' ceremony in July.

Last month, a judge froze half the amount of the contested lottery prize - the portion awarded to Mr MacInnis - pending the legal action.

Ms Reddick's lawyer says the two are now looking forward to putting the feud behind them.

Chase the Ace is a lottery game popular all over Canada's east coast, and often raises money for charity.


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Deal reached in Canada family lotto feud
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