Franz Prokop wants the lottery winnings he claims are rightfully his, but you could argue Prokop has already won the lottery of life after surviving a bullet in the head from a murder attempt last year.
A civil trial is underway in B.C. Supreme Court as Prokop, a real estate agent and former municipal councillor in the Vancouver suburb of Maple Ridge, tries to wrest $3.6 million in lottery winnings from his former common-law wife's son, Peter Dushop.
Prokop alleges Dushop stole the Lotto 6/49 ticket from the home Prokop shared with Angelika Dushop and hid it for almost a year before it was cashed in, the Vancouver Province reported. He filed suit initially in 2008 but last year claimed his former spouse had actually discovered the ticket was a winner and hatched a plot with her son to keep it and claim the money.
Prokop told the court he never amended his suit to include Angelika Dushop because her son had actually collected the prize, the Province said.
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