Before Thibeault could cash out the ticket with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Richardson's lawyer, Steve Pickard filed an injunction with the courts to block the payment until the situation could be worked out in court.
The situation took a turn this week as the OLG released roughly half of the winnings to Thibeault after they had confirmed that it was in fact him who had physically purchased the ticket.
The remainder of the $6 million prize is still up for grabs as the court battle ensues. Richardson's lawyer is considering another injunction to prevent the payout. He says that it gives Thibeault an unfair advantage during litigation because he would have access to millions of dollars to continue fighting the case.
Who knows how the courts will see this situation, but Richardson is hoping that it doesn't have to get there.
“I keep hoping that Maurice will simply do the right thing and acknowledge our agreement to share, knowing that he would have expected me to share with him if I had been the one to go to the store that day,” she said.
Let us know in the comments how you would handle this situation. Who deserves what?