Man not su­ing over lot­tery win

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - Canada -

CAL­GARY — The man at the cen­tre of a $17-mil­lion lot­tery jack­pot dis­pute said Thurs­day he made a mis­take and is no longer claim­ing a stake in the win­nings.

An­tonin (Tony) Ko­pr­nicky said he was con­fused over the hub­bub sur­round­ing the case, since he never made a writ­ten claim for the cash.

“I talked to a lawyer and I don’t have a claim,” Ko­pr­nicky said.

The res­i­dent of Air­drie, Alta., ini­tially told West­ern Canada Lot­tery Corp. of­fi­cials he was part of a “group-buy agree­ment” which should have been awarded the Jan. 16 Lotto Su­per 7 jack­pot.

But af­ter be­ing told by a WCLC lawyer in June to make a for­mal writ­ten claim ei­ther him­self or through coun­sel, Ko­pr­nicky took no fur­ther steps.

“It’s just my mis­take, I made a mis­take and as­sumed some­thing. It just wasn’t there . . . I’m sorry.”

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