SEARCY The case over who owns a winning $1 million Arkansas lottery ticket is set to go to trial next week.
A judge heard pretrial motions Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Sharon Duncan, who said she bought the lottery ticket but threw it away after a scanner said it wasn’t a winner.
Sharon Jones plucked the ticket from a convenience store trash can and claimed the jackpot. Earlier this year, a judge ruled that Duncan is entitled to the jackpot, but he later ordered a new trial. Store manager Lisa Petriches is also a plaintiff in the suit.
Trial is set to begin Dec. 6. The Daily Citizen reported that defense attorneys won’t be able to present some information to the jury that was heard in the first trial.