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Mum sues daughter over 'stolen' lottery jackpot

Mum sues daughter over 'stolen' lottery jackpot

Published: 14 Oct 2011 14:52 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 Oct 2011 14:52 GMT+02:00

A woman from Blekinge was thrilled when she learned she won 3 million kronor from a Triss lotto scratch-off, but to date she has only received 10,000.

Now she is suing her daughter for the rest of her prize money, according to the local Sydöstran newspaper.

Originally, the mother thought she had won 75 kronor and forgot about the ticket in her purse. But when she took a closer look she noticed the three matching clubs.

She called her daughter to confirm her suspicions that she had won a larger amount.

Upon discovering she hit the Triss lotto jackpot, giving her the opportunity to either claim a 500,000 kronor prize or appear in a live television broadcast with a chance to win a higher amount, the camera-shy mum asked her daughter to go in her place.

Participating in the television jackpot scratch-off gives lottery winners a chance to win a monthly sum of up to 50,000 kronor for a period of 10 to 25 years.

Her daughter oblidged and promptly wrote her own name on the ticket and sent it in to Swedish lottery officials.

During the ensuing television appearance, the daughter ended up winning 10,000 kronor a month for 25 years.

While the daughter transferred the first 10,000 kronor payment to her mother's account, she has since left her mother empty handed.

According to court documents the daughter considers herself to be the lotto winner

Now the mother is taking the daughter to court to get access to the rest of the winnings.

“She plans to retire soon and 10,000 kronor will help contribute greatly to her pension,” lawyer Björn Lindmar told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Neither the mother or daughter would comment on the case, but according to Lindmar, they had a good relationship before this happened.

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15:20 October 14, 2011 by tadchem
A loving mother and a devoted daughter...
15:35 October 14, 2011 by Svensksmith
Sad what the love of money can do.
15:43 October 14, 2011 by ?????
Well, I'd say that the mother is wrong for claiming the whole amount as it was her daughter's appearance that led to that much money, but still she can claim part of it for giving the chance for that tv appearance to take place. Either way, is so sad to see these things happening. Money can't buy happiness. Here's the proof
17:06 October 14, 2011 by StockholmSam
Both have a claim to it. The daughter spun the wheel and there is no guarantee that the mother would have spun it exactly the same way. They should split the winnings down the middle.
19:02 October 14, 2011 by Grokh
nice family -_-x
19:12 October 14, 2011 by muscle
i paid tax, which ended up in this lottery. I want to claim the prize!
19:30 October 14, 2011 by anonymous4
That daughter is horrible! Sounds to me like if the daughter has been honest, she not only would be respected by her mother and Sweden but also her mother would have made sure she either split the money with her and given all her assets in her will. Who in Sweden wants anything to do with that daughter now?
22:14 October 14, 2011 by storstark
TRISS is a scam that virtually never pays out... and when it finally does some white trash family gets the money, ends up imploding and spends it all on lawyers... typical...
08:19 October 15, 2011 by kenfe
I really enjoy more the comments of the readers than The Local news it self. Keep it up guys!
08:23 October 15, 2011 by Mxzf
"While the daughter transferred the first 10,000 kronor payment to her mother's account, she has since left her mother empty handed."

It sounds like a misunderstanding somewhere. The daughter started to transfer the money, which gets on her account every month, but the mother expected more (just like the tax office?) and conflict -> no more money transferred.
12:42 October 15, 2011 by OUIJA
The Brilliant Wisdom of King Solomon

By: Baruch C. Cohen1

The Book of Kings [Melachim 1 3:12] states that Israel's great King Solomon was twelve years old when God promised him that he would be granted great wisdom. He turned out to be the wisest man ever to live. As an illustration of the fulfillment of this blessing of wisdom, the Book of Kings reports the following account of a case that was brought before King Solomon's court in Jerusalem.

Two women came to King Solomon and stood before him. One woman (#1) said: "My Lord, this woman and I dwell in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while with her in the house. On the third day after I gave birth, she also gave birth. We live together; there is no outsider with us in the house; only the two of us were there. The son of this woman died during the night because she lay upon him. She arose during the night and took my son from my side while I was asleep, and lay him in her bosom, and her dead son she laid in my bosom. when I got up in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead! But when I observed him (later on) in the morning, I realized that he was not my son to whom I had given birth!"

The other woman (#2) replied: "It is not so! My son is the live one and your son is the dead one!"

The first woman (#1) responded: "It is not so! Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one!"

They argued before King Solomon.

King Solomon said: "this woman (#2) claims 'My son is the live one and your son is the dead one, 'and this woman (#1) claims 'Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one!"'

King Solomon said, "Bring me a sword!" So they brought a sword before the King. The King said, "Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other"

The woman (#2) turned to the King, because her compassion was aroused for her son, and said: "Please my Lord, give her the living child and do not kill it!"

But the other woman (#1) said: "Neither mine nor yours shall he be. Cut!"

The King spoke up and said: "Give her (#2) the living child, and do not kill it, for she is his mother!" All of Israel heard the judgment that the King had judged. They had great awe for the King, for they saw that the wisdom of God was within him to do justice. [I Melachim 3:16 - 27]. The woman was rightfully awarded custody of her son.
13:40 October 15, 2011 by Micheál Mathäß
Really sad! What money and greed can do! :-(
06:51 October 16, 2011 by Imperor
@muscle: (What a fitting name for a complete moron) Taxes don't pay for lottery-winnings you retard! Svenska Spel turns a huge profit!
17:26 October 16, 2011 by Daniel Hynes
Happy families. When it comes to money, greed is the same the world over!
10:19 October 17, 2011 by Åskar
And the daughter says she bought the ticket from the beginning. I have absolutely no idea what has happened and neither has any of the people who has commented on this article.
13:00 October 19, 2011 by OUIJA
Money, money, money

Must be funny

In the rich man's world

Money, money, money

Always sunny

In the rich man's world

Aha-ahaaa

All the things I could do

If I had a little money

It's a rich man's world
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