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Chase the Ace settled

Tyrone MacInnis and Barb Reddick at the July cheque presentation at the Margaree Forks Fire Station.

-by Anne Farries

    The family that fractured over a Margaree jackpot has settled out of court.
    Tyrone MacInnis and his aunt Barb Reddick, recipients of a $1.2 million Chase the Ace lottery prize, “are pleased to announce that they have reached a resolution,” their lawyers said Monday in a joint statement.
    Only Tyrone’s half of the winnings was in dispute.
    “Mr. MacInnis will receive $350,000 and Ms. Reddick will receive $261,319.50,” lawyers Adam Rodgers and Candee McCarthy stated. “They are both satisfied with the terms of the settlement.”
    “It was reached mutually in order to avoid further court proceedings and to bring this matter to a final conclusion.”
    Acrimony erupted July 10th, when Reddick, who lives in Guysborough, believed her ticket had won the $1.2 million pay-out in a lottery run by two Margaree firefighting departments.
    Reddick paid for the ticket, but her nephew MacInnis, who lives in Glace Bay, travelled to NE Margaree to buy it. He used his aunt’s money to purchase $100 worth of tickets, and on her instructions, put his name on all of them “for luck”. With his own money, he bought additional tickets, but he did not put his aunt’s name on those.

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