Ohio Woman Claims $162M Lottery Jackpot:

“Rebecca Jemison, 34, of suburban South Euclid, turned in the ticket for the 11-state Mega Millions jackpot at Ohio Lottery headquarters. The lottery validated it Tuesday as the sole winning ticket for the drawing.

The woman with the competing claim, Elecia Battle, filed a lawsuit later Tuesday asking a Cuyahoga County judge to block the lottery from paying Jemison.

‘My ticket was lost. I do recall all the numbers. They are all somehow family related. No one can tell me what I did and did not play. I did it honestly and I have no doubt,’ Battle told The Associated Press at the office of her attorney, Sheldon Starke.
Earlier, Jemison said the competing claim by Battle, 40, of Cleveland, prompted her to quit stalling and collect the prize from the Dec. 30 drawing.

Police, who originally had said Battle’s story was credible, said they were investigating whether she had lied in a police report, a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days to six months in jail.”

Now, the woman the police now suspect of making a false claim, has a bit of a history that will explain quite a bit… Smoking Gun has the details.

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