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Million-Dollar Lottery Ticket Dispute Settled

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Two Connecticut men have settled a three-year legal fight over a $1 million Powerball jackpot.

The Connecticut Post reports that Armando Martins of Trumbull and Nino Nascimento of Bridgeport reached a deal last week in a lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court. The settlement calls for Martins to get $630,000 and Nascimento $370,000.

Martin claimed he and Nascimento often bought Powerball tickets together and agreed to share the winnings.

Martins claimed in his lawsuit that Nascimento asked him for $75 to buy Powerball tickets for a drawing in February 2009. Martins says he gave Nascimento all the cash he had– $74. The lawsuit says Nascimento bought tickets and didn’t tell Martins when one of them hit the $1 million jackpot.

Martins and Nascimento declined to comment.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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