Chase the Ace court battle between aunt and nephew ends in settlement

Chase the Ace court battle between aunt and nephew ends in settlement

A Nova Scotia court battle between an aunt and her nephew over a $1.2-million Chase the Ace jackpot was settled Monday following a five-hour meeting.

Barb Reddick sued nephew Tyrone MacInnis for $611,319 after he claimed half the prize from the July lottery, which was a fundraiser for two fire departments in Margaree Forks, N.S.

Reddick paid for the ticket but asked MacInnis to buy it for her. She said she asked him to put his name on the ticket for good luck, but said they never had an agreement to split the jackpot.

Following a meeting with a judge Monday in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., it was agreed that MacInnis will receive $350,000. Reddick will receive the remainder of the amount in dispute, $261,319, and will retain the other $611,319 she already has.

Both declined to comment.

Lawyers for the pair say the settlement was mutual and both parties are satisfied.