Lotto Winner May Have to Share $8 Million With Husband Who Left Her
How great would it be to win the lottery? How crappy would it be to have to share those lotto winnings with the d-bag who left you? Patricia Eisel, 40, an Irishwoman who was just barely making ends meet as a waitress in Long Beach, is battling with that conundrum after winning $8 million (after taxes) in the New York Lotto. Her husband Jaime dumped her last summer, reports the New York Post, devastating her.
But now that she's $8 million richer, she can buy a house for her and her 3 kids! Start anew! Have a bit of fun...unless hubby, who owes some $9,000 in debt and is reportedly dating someone else, comes back to collect his share of the winnings. Which hardly seems fair.
"On first blush, he might actually have a claim," famed New York divorce attorney Raoul Felder told the Post.
But at the end of the day, the best revenge is looking good, right, ladies? The afterglow from a multi-million-dollar Lotto win can keep you warm for days. According to a waitress who works with Patricia,
"I bet [Jaime's] sorry now. She looks better than she ever did. She looks like she's glowing."
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Patricia says she'll keep working at the bar, but we say, take the money and run, girl.
That lucky dog [NYP]
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