Lotto rea­sons to es­cape

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE broke fac­tory worker who lost a le­gal fight against his work col­leagues for a slice of a $ 40 mil­lion lotto win has moved to the US af­ter be­ing left with an eye- wa­ter­ing $ 1 mil­lion court bill.

Fa­ther- of- five Bren­dan King quit Aus­tralia two weeks ago af­ter ac­cept­ing a two- year trans­fer to South Carolina from elec­tric­ity fac­tory Prys­mian Group’s Cromer plant in Syd­ney’s north.

He is fac­ing a hefty bill of close to $ 1 mil­lion af­ter be­ing or­dered to pay the le­gal costs of the 14 col­leagues he worked with in Liver­pool af­ter he sued them when they each won $ 2.8 mil­lion in the Power­ball in May last year. The fac­tory su­per­vi­sor al­leged the group — led by Robert Adams — froze him out of the syn­di­cate.

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