INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana judge says she'll decide by Friday whether to freeze a $9.5 million lottery jackpot until a dispute over the ownership of the winning ticket can be settled.
Seven hairstylists who took part in an office lottery pool testified at a court hearing Wednesday that a co-worker at an Indianapolis salon claimed the winning ticket despite their agreement to share any prizes they won.
Christina Shaw says the winning ticket in the Feb. 16 Hoosier Lotto drawing was one she bought separately for herself, not one of the tickets she purchased for the group. The others say that broke the rules.
The state lottery commission doesn't oppose freezing the prize money. An attorney general's office spokesman says it's up to the court to decide who should get it.