Seven Indianapolis hairdressers at Lou’s Creative Styles are battling it out in court with a co-worker over a $9.5 million willing lottery ticket.
The stylists are claiming Christina Shaw cheated them out of their share of a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto Jackpot for a ticket they all put their money into. Meanwhile, the woman claims she not only bought the group’s ticket, but her own separately.
Shaw told her co-workers the winning ticket was the one she bought for herself, not the office. Because she says it was her ticket she expects to keep all $9.5 million for herself.
After learning the news, the group of stylist called attorney Scott Montross who filed a restraining order to freeze the money. The court action wasn’t against Shaw, but only to keep the jackpot from being paid out.
“We are concerned that the winning ticket may have been purchased with the group’s money,” Montross tells The Indy Star. He also added that each co-worker contributed $5 each for lottery tickets, and they agreed that whoever bought the tickets for the group couldn’t buy tickets for themselves in the same place.
After hearing both sides of the testimony, Marion County Superior Court Judge, Heather A. Welch will rule on the case by the end of the week, The Indy Star reports.