'I'm not being greedy:' Aunt says nephew doesn't deserve half of lottery jackpot

A Nova Scotian woman at the centre of a family feud over a $1.2-million dollar lottery win is staunchly defending her bid to keep her nephew away from his share of the jackpot, even though both of their names are on the winning ticket.

Barb Reddick and Tyrone MacInnis each won $611,319.50 from a Chase the Ace lottery in Margaree Forks, N.S., on Wednesday night, though Reddick insists the full amount $1,222,639.00, is rightfully hers.

Reddick says she put MacInnis's name on the ticket for good luck, saying she agreed to split the consolation prize, but not the jackpot.

During a photo op Thursday, she told her 19-year-old nephew that she intends to take him to court.

In an interview Friday, Reddick said she was "not being greedy," saying she recently bought MacInnis a car and helped pay some of his college expenses.

Reddick says she is waiting to hear from a lawyer.

In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman with the province's Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division said it's common for multiple names to be listed on a ticket.

She says the authority has followed the rules,  the prize has been awarded and the lottery is concluded.