Man sues stepmother over €3m Lotto win
A legal dispute between a woman and her stepson over a €3.38m Lotto win will be heard in the new year.
David Walsh claims he is entitled to a one-sixth share (€564,000) of the winnings from a ticket for a 2011 draw that had a jackpot of €6.7m.
One of the two winning tickets was bought at Salmons Department Store, Main Street, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
Mr Walsh, of Knocknagreena, Ballinasloe, has sued his stepmother, Mary Walsh, of Perssepark, Ballinasloe. He is seeking a number of orders, including one declaring he is entitled to €564,000 of the prize and that Mrs Walsh received the winnings as trustee for him.
She denies the claim.
The court heard previously that Mr Walsh claims he was one of six people in an alleged syndicate who signed the back of the winning ticket and is entitled to a one-sixth share.
The case was due for hearing this week but there was a dispute over whether legal professional privilege applied to certain documents, which Mrs Walsh had claim over.
Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ruled Mr Walsh was entitled to see 15 documents ahead of the hearing. He put the case in for hearing on January 11.