Lottery Winner Forced to Split Winnings
A shocking legal ruling in a lawsuit over a man’s dream and a lottery ticket.
A judge in England has ordered a lottery winner to split his winning jackpock with the waiter who predicted the win.
Fatih Ozcan is a waiter at a restaurant in York.
The lawsuit claimed he decided to buy a lottery ticket after dreaming he was showing a bunch of cash to his manager, Hayati Kucukkoylu.
The next day, the waiter begged his boss to buy EuroMillions lottery tickets for the upcoming drawing.
The manager finally agreed, and one of the tickets he purchased won a jackpot worth $1.7 million.
However, the manager said he paid for the ticket and chose the winning numbers so he didn’t believe the waiter was entitled to any of the winnings.
The judge did not agree.
He ruled in favor of the waiter, saying that because the plaintiff was “a strong believer in the power of dreams, he interpreted his own dream to mean that he and Mr. Kucukkoylu would win the lottery,” he said according to UPI.com.
There was also surveillance video showing the two men pickout out the winning numbers.
No word yet whether the waiter had any dreams about whether he’ll continue to work at the restaurant.