Sorry, Ma

A lotto win pits mother against son in a lawsuit

For more than a decade Phyllis Klingebiel and her son Michael shared a monthly ritual. Each would chip in $20, and Michael would spend it on "Pick 6" lottery tickets in their home state of New Jersey. Late on Oct. 2, Phyllis says, Michael woke his parents with dreamlike news: "Mom, we won!"

The winning ticket was worth $2.17 million, which Phyllis expected to be split evenly. But the next day, when Michael, 38, and his wife Jillanne went to claim the purse, there was no mention of Phyllis. That night Michael told his parents that he had bought the winning...

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