The Associated Press reports that worker at a Beebe gas station has sued the winner of a $1 million jackpot from an Arkansas lottery scratch ticket, claiming woman who cashed the ticket took it from her.
The Daily Citizen newspaper in Searcy reported (http://bit.ly/nqmnSq ) Tuesday that Super 1 Stop manager Lisa Petriches had a collection of discarded lottery tickets and that Sharon Jones took one without her permission.
The ticket in question hadn’t been completely scratched and turned out to be a $1 million winner.
Jones’ lawyer, Winston Collier, says Jones has removed used tickets from Petriches stack before without drawing an objection.
A judge has ordered Jones to not spend the prize money until the case is resolved.
The lottery offers secondary prizes for players who register their losing tickets online.