New York Lottery winners owe one million dollarsSaturday January 9th 2010
A couple from Long Island who have collected their $162 million lottery win, have found themselves in a fierce battle with the state after it had been revealed that the New York Lottery winners owe $1 million to the county. They have very little to say about the matter, but it seems that whilst the couple were running shelters for the homeless, they claimed money from the government whilst continuing to pay themselves bonuses and have refused to pay up.
Obviously $1 million from a $162 million lottery win may seem pointless to argue, but New York Lottery winners Mary and Richard Morrison fiercely deny the claims and it seems their neighbours, who obviously know the lottery winners well, have mixed feelings as to whether the couple are being honest. One neighbour has called for them to pay their debt, whilst another claims they do not have a malicious bone in their body and wouldn’t steal.
Mary Morrison decided to buy lottery tickets from Sonny’s Cards ‘n’ Things in Rocky Point on 21st December when doing some last minute Christmas shopping. It seems that the initial excitement of this fantastic lottery win may be dampened by a legal battle with the government over the money they are alleged to owe the tax payer following an audit of the finances connected with the running of the homeless shelters they were in charge of at the time.
The Morrisons, who have six daughters, will be keen to resolve the issue as quickly as possible in order to enjoy their lottery win without a cloud hanging over them.