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Ark. judge orders new trial in lotto ticket suit

Arkansas judge orders new trial in lawsuit over who owns $1 million lotto ticket By The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ' An Arkansas judge has ordered a new trial over who can claim the $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket that a customer found discarded at a convenience store.

White County Circuit Judge Thomas Hughes on Thursday ordered a new trial in the lawsuit over the ticket that was scratched and discarded at a Beebe convenience store.

Hughes earlier this month ruled that the ticket's winnings belonged to Sharon Duncan, who said she bought the ticket but discarded it after a machine told her it wasn't a winner.

Another customer at the store, Sharon Jones, had initially claimed the prize winnings after finding the ticket in a trash bind at the store.

Hughes did not elaborate in the one-paragraph order on why he ordered a new trial.

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