Mega Lottery Winner Liar

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Thursday, January 8, 2004 - 01:58 PM
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The woman who claimed she lost the winning ticket in last week’s 162,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot now says she made it all up.

A crying Elecia Battle of Cleveland says she wanted to win so badly for her children and her family.

The 40-year-old says she’s sorry for what she did. Battle filed a police report saying she lost the ticket, possible when she dropped her purse outside a convenience store.

The State Lottery declared 34-year-old Rebecca Jemison of South Euclid as the winner.

Battle apologized to Jemison, her lawyer and her husband. She says she really isn’t a bad person.

Battle’s lawyer Sheldon Starke says he’ll file paperwork today to ask a court to dismiss a lawsuit Battle filed top stop payment to Jemison.

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