Man not suing over lottery win
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.”