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The $190 million lottery winner and the ex-con husband

Holly Lahti of Idaho never got around to divorcing her estranged husband, who apparently beat her up. She should have. Now that she’s won $190 million in the second-largest lottery drawing in American history, it looks like she’ll have to give half the money to the ex-con.

Read Jackpot winner, estranged husband have troubled past on MSNBC.MSN.com.


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5 Comments on "The $190 million lottery winner and the ex-con husband"

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  1. shabbychic says:

    Well, if nothing else, thank God she knows people at the bank who can help her manage her money, even if it’s only half of what she deserves.



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  2. whoamI says:

    I filed for divorce in 2004… I a still not divorced.

    Sociopaths dont follow orders.. so she may have just gotten away and tried to heal.

    I would fight him. I wouldn’t give him a dime unless I had to.



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  3. Anneka9842 says:

    i saw the american news clip, and it was mentioned that if she said it was a gift, then he would not get a penny, that will really hurt him, i think, but then again, he might become more violent, its hard to know what to do, really.



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  4. lesliekaye47 says:

    Why would she have to give half or any to him? They are married. When divorcing, then a split is required most often. Lot of married folks don’t split the money. Heck, my mother used to give my dad a whole $20 per week, even though he had military retirement and second job incomes. I know they are not together, but who could force her to give away to a legal husband? If he shows up to “beat the money out of her” then have him arrested. Besides, she can sure afford a good body guard when she receives the funds.



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  5. Jewels says:

    I agree with WAI and would like to add: IF the con hires a snake attorney for 1/3 of the expected take, she shouldn’t even fight him. She should go to mediation FIRST, and ifit wasn’t decided THERE, and went to court, if I were the judge on this case, I would award that abusive a*hole exactly one dollar – and he doesn’t even deserve that.

    I hope this lady contacts an attorney AND a long-term financial planner….before claiming her actual winnings.



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