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Florida Lottery Winner Ordered to Pay Portion of Winnings to Ex-Boyfriend Files for Bankruptcy

Lynn Anne Poirier didn't list former boyfriend Howard Browning as a creditor

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    Florida Lottery Winner Ordered to Pay Portion of Winnings to Ex-Boyfriend Files for Bankruptcy
    Attorney Sean Sheppard
    Howard Browning and Lynn Poirier

    A Florida woman has filed for bankruptcy after losing a large chunk of a $1 million lottery jackpot to the ex-boyfriend who sued her for failing to share.

    Lynn Anne Poirier didn't list former boyfriend Howard Browning as a creditor in the case filed Saturday, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The 62-year-old listed the case against Browning as "pending.''

    Last month a Seminole County jury ordered her to pay Browning $291,000 after deciding the couple had a valid but unwritten contract to split any large lottery jackpot.

    Browning's attorney Sean Sheppard asked a judge last week to tack on more than $150,000, claiming interest due from the 2007 jackpot.

    Poirier took a one-time lump sum $750,000 payment and claimed in court there wasn't an agreement to split the jackpot.