Jilted Lottery Winner Files For Bankruptcy

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has filed for bankruptcy after losing a large chunk of a $1 million lottery jackpot to her boyfriend who sued her for failing to share.

The Orlando Sentinel reports 62-year-old Lynn Anne Poirier didn’t list former boyfriend Howard Browning as a creditor in the case filed Saturday. She listed the case against Browning as “pending.”

Last month a Seminole County jury ordered her to pay Browning $291,000 after deciding that the couple had a valid but unwritten contract to split any large lottery jackpot.

Browning’s attorney Sean Sheppard asked a judge last week to tack on more than $150,000, claiming interest due from the 2007 jackpot.

Poirier took a one-time lump sum $750,000 payment and claimed in court there wasn’t an agreement to split the jackpot.