A person who split a prevailing $4.eight million Colorado Lotto jackpot with two brothers who have been ultimately convicted of rigging the numbers says he is owed the total quantity because he had played the game fairly.
Amir Massihzadeh, of Boulder, Colo., obtained $568,990 after splitting the prize money with brothers Eddie and Tommy Lipton in 2005, the Denver put up mentioned.
The Lipton brothers have been later convicted of rigging lottery numbers — which include the win in Colorado — and ordered to pay restitution. Massihzadeh stated he had permit the computers pick his numbers and changed into never suspected of wrongdoing.
Massihzadeh requested the Colorado Lottery for a full payout but become denied since the phrases of the payout were in a settlement which he had signed.
Massihzadeh sued however the lawsuit changed into disregarded in February 2018. The Denver District court docket decide who dismissed the lawsuit had agreed with the Colorado Lottery’s evaluation of Massihzadeh request.
The Colorado court docket of Appeals will listen arguments Massihzadeh’s case on Tuesday. His attorney, Robert Duncan, instructed the put up: “If an honest character performs a sport with the aid of the regulations, but other players cheat to win and get stuck, then the honest player should get the entire jackpot and the cheaters have to no longer get some thing.”