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Half brothers headed to trial over $1 million lotto ticket

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) - Opening statements began Tuesday in a civil lawsuit over a $1 million dollar lottery ticket in Carlisle.

Ira Sharp and his half brother, Charles Meehan, agree that Ira gave Charles $20 to buy a scratch-off ticket while inside of a Mechanicsburg bar in June of 2013. 

Sharp said the two agreed to split any winnings, but Sharp said Meehan kept the money for himself. 

He is now suing him for breach of their oral contract. 

Meehan said to the jury that there was no reason for his brother to think that they had entered into a pact prior to him scratching the winning ticket. 

"There is a saying the the bible that says, 'the love of money is the root of all evil'," said R. Mark Thomas, attorney to Ira Sharp, "We have to prove that there was an agreement; there was nothing in writing. It's his word against my clients word."

He is now suing him for breach of their oral contract. 

The trial will continue on Wednesday.


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