Chatham’s $6-million lottery winner, locked in a legal fight with his ex-girlfriend over the cash, is now waging another court battle against the provincial agency that investigates prize disputes and regulates the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG).
Maurice Thibeault is seeking $825,000 in damages from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) after half of the $6.1-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot he won last fall was withheld by the OLG after Thibeault’s jilted live-in girlfriend laid claim to half of it.
In the third-party claim, filed in Windsor court, Thibeault is seeking $250,000 in damages from the AGCO for “negligent investigation, tortious interference in contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of statutory duty.”
He’s also asking for another $500,000 for punitive damages, $75,000 for special damages, the costs of his legal action against his ex-girlfriend and the legal fees for the action against the AGCO.
Jennifer Bieman – National Post – June 20, 2018.