Latest on Billion Dollar Maine Lottery Winner Suing His Daughter’s Mom for Spilling the Beans
Isn't it usually family members suing the lottery winner, or even friends because they somehow feel they're entitled to the lotto winnings?
Well, that's not the case here at all, especially since a non-disclosure agreement is in play. Are you ready for this crazy story that feels like a Hollywood movie? Here we go.
According to New England Cable News, a lotto winner from the very tiny town of Lebanon, Maine, won $1.35 BILLION and wanted to remain anonymous. Lebanon is about 40 minutes northwest of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, right on the New Hampshire-Maine border.
According to New England Cable News, the mystery man, who is still anonymous even from lottery officials, won this history-making billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot earlier this year after buying the lottery ticket at the Hometown Gas and Grill. Maine is one of 18 states where you can remain anonymous.
According to People Magazine, his daughter's mother allegedly signed an NDA that required her to keep his winnings a secret from everyone until June 2032. That's when his daughter turns 18. The lawsuit claims she violated her NDA by “directly or indirectly disclosing protected subject matter” about his winnings to several family members.
The Maine winner, according to People Magazine, wants to know of everyone who now knows about his windfall, and seeks compensatory damages of at least $100,000 due to suffering irreparable injury and being put in immediate and imminent danger.
More court dates are scheduled for December. However, at the time of writing this, the defendant hasn't responded, according to New England Cable News. She lives in Massachusetts.
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