Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize

Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize

Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they declare is their justifiable share of a $1 million lottery prize.

Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath say that on Dec. 12, 2018, they gave Hung Sengsouvanh some cash left over from a contribution to an upcoming potluck Christmas birthday party on the lighting fixtures manufacturing facility the place all of them labored.

The co-workers say they every proposed to kick in $five to shop for a $25 price ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot for Dec. 14 as it was once the sort of huge jackpot.

They say that Hung, who was once hired because the “lead hand” on the manufacturing facility the place they labored, volunteered to buy the price ticket after paintings and the events verbally agreed that any winnings from the lottery can be divided flippantly.

“Some of the plaintiffs had been friends with the defendant Hung for many years, and all of them had a good relationship at work and trusted him and respected him as their lead hand,” says a realize of civil declare filed in B.C. Supreme Court. “It was based on that trust that the plaintiffs believed that they did not have to put the contract into writing.”

Hung purchased the price ticket as agreed, however his co-workers didn’t listen from him over the weekend of Dec. 15 and 16, and Hung didn’t attend on the manufacturing facility at the following Monday, says the lawsuit. The co-workers handiest discovered by means of social media that Hung had won one of the vital $1 million Maxmillions prizes the usage of the price ticket purchased from the cash equipped via them, says the go well with.

“The plaintiffs asked the defendant Hung to provide them with their equal shares of the $1 million prize which would be $200,000 per plaintiff,” says the lawsuit. “The defendant Hung has repeatedly refused to provide the plaintiffs with their equal shares of the prize.”

Lotto Max is a national lottery recreation with jackpots between $10 million and $60 million, and with more than one further prizes referred to as Maxmillions price $1 million every.

The co-workers say that they had been “particularly vulnerable” to Hung as a result of he had sole bodily ownership in their cash to shop for the price ticket and therefore had sole bodily ownership of the price ticket that was once bought. As the lead hand at their manufacturing facility, Hung had a point of authority and regulate over them and owed them a fiduciary responsibility, they are saying.

The plaintiffs allege that Hung advised them he had transferred probably the most $1 million prize to buddies or circle of relatives and that he would even be the usage of the price range to pay towards or repay the loan on his Surrey house. They say additionally they discovered that Hung deliberate to surrender his process on the manufacturing facility and deliberate to go back and forth the usage of the prize that they had been entitled to.

The go well with seeks a number of treatments together with a request that the courtroom make a discovering that Hung is prone to his co-workers and an order that Hung pay them their percentage of the winnings.

No reaction has but been filed to the lawsuit that accommodates allegations that experience no longer been examined in courtroom. Hung may no longer be reached for remark.

Updated: March 21, 2019 — 12:22 am

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