Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk
lizerk

I'm flabbergasted!

So she lied??? Who would have thought...?????

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!




Ohio Woman Admits Lying in Lottery Case


(AP) Elecia Dickson is shown in a Cleveland Heights, Ohio Police Dept. booking photo from Sept. 10




Jan 8, 12:46 PM (ET)

CLEVELAND (AP) - A woman said through tears Thursday that she lied about losing the winning ticket for a $162 million lottery prize awarded to another woman.

Elecia Battle, 40, is dropping her lawsuit to block payment of the 11-state Mega Millions jackpot to the certified winner, her lawyer Sheldon Starke said.

"I wanted to win," Battle said. "The numbers were so overwhelming. I did buy a ticket and I lost. I wanted to win so bad for my kids and my family. I apologize."

The Cleveland woman had filed a police report saying she lost the ticket, possibly when she dropped her purse outside a convenience store. The lottery declared Rebecca Jemison, 34, the winner on Tuesday.

Battle said she wanted to use the money to help her family and recently laid-off Cleveland police officers. She apologized to Jemison, her lawyer and her husband.

"I'm not a bad person, I'm really not," she said. "Everyone has a past."

Authorities are investigating whether Battle lied in the police report - a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days to six months in jail.

Jemison, of suburban South Euclid, qualified for a lump-sum payment of $67.2 million, after taxes.


AP) Elecia Battle, left, and her husband, Jim, are reflected in a mirror at their attorney's office
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