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(Toronto Star)   Woman sues former live-in boyfriend after he flew the coop ... when he won $6.1 million in the lottery   ( thestar.com) divider line
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2018-02-07 07:31:28 AM  
Gotta love Common Law
 
2018-02-07 07:54:27 AM  
Don't blame him one bit
 
2018-02-07 08:22:07 AM  
"Honey, I just won the lottery.  Pack your bags!"

"Should I pack for the beach or the mountains?"

"I don't give a shiat, just get out!"
 
2018-02-07 08:34:00 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "Honey, I just won the lottery.  Pack your bags!"

"Should I pack for the beach or the mountains?"

"I don't give a shiat, just get out!"


Came for this.
/Wiping it up and leaving.
 
2018-02-07 08:37:20 AM  
Let's just get this out of the way.
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2018-02-07 08:39:37 AM  
Typical shrew.
 
2018-02-07 08:41:09 AM  
Guess he didn't like being the meal ticket.
 
2018-02-07 08:41:13 AM  
Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star there was no such ticket arrangement and that he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account.

and

When they both got home later that day Thibeault "made it clear to Denise that they did not have the winning ticket," the claim continues.
The following day, she got home and was "shocked to see that Maurice had packed up and removed all of his clothes, his toiletries and most of his other personal items and his Canadian passport."


equals "Get your chequebook out, dumbass".
 
2018-02-07 08:41:31 AM  
The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court. So, basically, he bought the winning ticket with her money. She should sue for 100% of the winnings, not 50%. The guy sounds like a complete douche.
 
2018-02-07 08:44:45 AM  
white trash problems
 
2018-02-07 08:46:01 AM  
"Maurice and Denise have been buying Lotto 6/49 tickets together for almost their entire relationship. Sometimes he would purchase the tickets and sometimes Denise would. Sometimes Denise would give him money, and he would buy the tickets when he went to pick up cigarettes."

What a jack ass.  I say hold him upside down by his ankles and shake the money out of him.
 
2018-02-07 08:46:46 AM  
Her money and his action.
Split the money and each should be responsible for their own legal fees.
 
2018-02-07 08:47:51 AM  
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2018-02-07 08:48:29 AM  
This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split.  Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.
 
2018-02-07 08:49:52 AM  
Just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
No need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Just hop on the bus, Gus
No need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free
 
2018-02-07 08:51:03 AM  
The "Damn the Facts, the Woman is Wrong" Internet Misogyny Crew was up early today.
 
2018-02-07 08:52:32 AM  

idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split. Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.


That's farking ridiculous.
He bought it, he won. She was just a girlfriend.
Don't like it? Buy your own winning ticket.
 
2018-02-07 08:54:14 AM  
He only owes her the money he used to buy the ticket.  Other than that, she can fark off.
 
2018-02-07 08:54:19 AM  
Man, lottery winners are weird.
 
2018-02-07 08:54:55 AM  

idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split.  Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.


It's 1 year or the first baby, in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-​l​aw_marriage

It applies to any gender pairing, too... as long as you're bumpin' uglies.
 
2018-02-07 08:54:56 AM  

Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket.


No but by virtue of his agency as a man and the priceless contribution of sweat equity in purchasing the specific winning ticket, which her lady brain never could have done, obviously, given that she'd never won before, her financial contribution is irrelevant. Itsa facto.
 
2018-02-07 08:55:25 AM  

Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court.


QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star... he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account."

It's unverified gossip not even claimed by the jilted girlfriend.
 
2018-02-07 08:56:01 AM  
Grindin' mounds
 
2018-02-07 08:57:46 AM  

doubled99: idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split. Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.

That's farking ridiculous.
He bought it, he won. She was just a girlfriend.
Don't like it? Buy your own winning ticket.


Actually, FTA, he used HER bank account card to purchase the ticket.  So this is a bit more complicated
 
2018-02-07 08:57:58 AM  

kronicfeld: Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket.

No but by virtue of his agency as a man and the priceless contribution of sweat equity in purchasing the specific winning ticket, which her lady brain never could have done, obviously, given that she'd never won before, her financial contribution is irrelevant. Itsa facto.


Is it hard carrying that cross?  How are going to get the last nail in?
 
2018-02-07 09:01:35 AM  
Just give her half and be done with it, you'll still have three million to make it rain at the strip club.
 
2018-02-07 09:01:42 AM  

mrmopar5287: Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court.

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star... he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account."



Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card.
Is Canada different?
 
2018-02-07 09:01:57 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split.  Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.

It's 1 year or the first baby, in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-l​aw_marriage

It applies to any gender pairing, too... as long as you're bumpin' uglies.


They were over two years. I haven't read anything that would lead me to think that this is entirely his money.
 
2018-02-07 09:03:31 AM  

mrmopar5287: Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court.

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star... he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account."

It's unverified gossip not even claimed by the jilted girlfriend.


It's a typo. Another linked article says "his" debit card, which makes sense because they're talking about his associates. But you're right, that would be hearsay, because they could have only learned that alleged fact from him.
 
2018-02-07 09:03:56 AM  
Lot's of dudes in here with their trilby's firmly planted on their heads as they furiously type in their mother's basements, their fat stubby fingers flying across the keyboard in anger at a dame daring to take a man's money!
 
2018-02-07 09:04:38 AM  
A woman who accused a former live-in boyfriend of bolting without telling her of winning a $6.1 million Lotto 6/49 prize is now suing for half the jackpot plus $500,000 in punitive damages.

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Yeah.... good luck with that.
 
2018-02-07 09:05:03 AM  

skatedrifter: Just give her half and be done with it, you'll still have three million to make it rain at the strip club.


Yep, but as with most idiots, that money will be all gone in six months.
 
2018-02-07 09:05:17 AM  
Ah the problems of rich people. Makes me happy I'm lower middle class and don't have these issues.

I can't even afford to play Lotto.
 
2018-02-07 09:05:49 AM  

durbnpoisn: mrmopar5287: Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court.

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star... he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account."


Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card.
Is Canada different?


Depends on the state.  In GA, you can use a debit card, but it has to be a special iHope lottery debit card.
 
2018-02-07 09:06:23 AM  

ChrisDe: They were over two years. I haven't read anything that would lead me to think that this is entirely his money.


Ontario is not a community title jurisdiction for common law marriage purposes. It's presumptively a title-based property division jurisdiction, although the non-owning spouse can try to prove unjust enrichment of the other spouse were property to be divided in such a fashion.

Independently of the common law marriage issue, however, it's a question of contract law. It sounds like they have a course of dealing, or at least that's what is alleged, that would support the oral agreement that the woman claims existed. If they have a history of texts, emails or other writings that discuss buying tickets, especially in terms of "we," that would be fairly substantial corroborating evidence.
 
2018-02-07 09:07:18 AM  

doubled99: idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split. Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.

That's farking ridiculous.
He bought it, he won. She was just a girlfriend.
Don't like it? Buy your own winning ticket.


He bought it with her money.  Did you read the article?
 
2018-02-07 09:07:40 AM  

durbnpoisn: mrmopar5287: Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court.

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Previously, associates of Thibeault have told the Star... he bought the ticket at a convenience store using a debit card linked to her personal bank account."


Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card.
Is Canada different?


Uhhh.. my debit card draws from my checking account. It's pure cash, just in electronic form. I can also use credit cards, because it's my damn money.

Oh, and we don't have to pay tax on any winnings.
 
2018-02-07 09:09:13 AM  

durbnpoisn: Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card. Is Canada different?


You don't mean the U.S. right? Because I have purchased numerous Powerball tickets when it was sky high when stopping at the convenience store for morning coffee, etc. and used a debit card to pay for the entire purchase (Pennsyltucky here).
 
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2018-02-07 09:11:13 AM  
So, basically, he bought the winning ticket with her money.

I don't think that's conclusive (if true). If he bought a meal with her money and ate it, would he have to regurgitate it on command like she was a baby bird?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-02-07 09:13:38 AM  
FuLinHyu

In most states there's a prohibition on loaning people money for the purpose of gambling. I have a vague memory of somebody taking a cash advance at a casino ATM and suing the bank to get the money back. A debit card wouldn't trigger that rule. A credit card could.
 
2018-02-07 09:14:20 AM  
I don't think one can purchase any NY state lottery tickets using any kind of card...debt/credit. It's cash only.

I guess its different in other areas of the country.
 
2018-02-07 09:17:59 AM  

Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court. So, basically, he bought the winning ticket with her money. She should sue for 100% of the winnings, not 50%. The guy sounds like a complete douche.


The kid will OD on heroin, the girlfriend will dissapear, and the guy will end up living in a self storage unit covered in his own feces.
/lottery "winners"
 
2018-02-07 09:23:38 AM  

Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court. So, basically, he bought the winning ticket with her money. She should sue for 100% of the winnings, not 50%. The guy sounds like a complete douche.


I thought (and I guess I am wrong) that lottery tickets were one of the few things you couldn't pay for with plastic.
 
2018-02-07 09:28:22 AM  

durbnpoisn: Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card.
Is Canada different?


You can buy lottery tickets with a credit card in Illinois. Aside from that, debit is different as it is cash.
 
2018-02-07 09:31:00 AM  

mrmopar5287: durbnpoisn: Uh, in this country, you cannot buy a lottery ticket with anything but cash.  You cannot use a debit card.
Is Canada different?

You can buy lottery tickets with a credit card in Illinois. Aside from that, debit is different as it is cash.


What I've learned from the last few responses to my comment is that what I'm talking about must be unique to NJ.  Because here they simply take cash and nothing else.  You can use your debit card at the register, and get cash back.  You then use that cash to buy tickets.

Don't know why that is...
 
2018-02-07 09:33:06 AM  
It's 6.1 million Canadian so it's not really real money.
 
2018-02-07 09:33:28 AM  

durbnpoisn: What I've learned from the last few responses to my comment is that what I'm talking about must be unique to NJ. Because here they simply take cash and nothing else. You can use your debit card at the register, and get cash back. You then use that cash to buy tickets.

Don't know why that is...


Same in Virginia. Perhaps an antiquated concern that the purchaser will somehow dishonestly challenge the purchase as fraudulent.
 
2018-02-07 09:34:53 AM  

Big_Doofus: The article says he used a debit card linked to her account to purchase the ticket. That should be pretty damned easy to prove in court. So, basically, he bought the winning ticket with her money. She should sue for 100% of the winnings, not 50%. The guy sounds like a complete douche.


And she sounds desperate.
 
2018-02-07 09:37:49 AM  

kronicfeld: The "Damn the Facts, the Woman is Wrong" Internet Misogyny Crew was up early today.


Your virtue signal has been received and noted in your file.

Kudos.
 
2018-02-07 09:38:34 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: idrow: This happens so often that they should establish clear laws. Like if you're living with someone you're in a relationship with for 90 days or more, then it gets split.  Don't like it, then don't play the lottery. The only winners in this case are the lawyers.

It's 1 year or the first baby, in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-l​aw_marriage

It applies to any gender pairing, too... as long as you're bumpin' uglies.


It also applies to married people.
 
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