Lottery dispute between former couple

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is reviewing a 6.1-million dollar winning ticket amid a dispute over its ownership.

Denise Robertson of Chatham claims her ex-boyfriend Maurice Thibeault owes her half of the jackpot won in a Lotto 6-49 draw on September 20th.

She went to Superior Court to put the prize on hold after learning about the win from friends just days after Thibeault moved out of their house on September 25th after they'd been together for more than two years.

In a sworn affidavit, Robertson says they had been buying lottery tickets together for almost their entire relationship and had agreed to split any winnings.

A friend of Thibeault has told the Toronto Star he is laying low until the matter is resolved. 

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