It is also recommended that team captains establish clear rules in advance when group members do not participate in the draw and avoid writing employers` names on the ticket, as they may wish for a denomination for themselves. A recent complaint by four of his colleagues against a Surrey man, who got away with his shares in a $1 million lottery jackpot, could make others wonder if they are protected. The lawsuit claimed that Hung was withdrawn at a full price of $US 1 million, while in December 2018, the group agreed to distribute the profits in five ways, each of which contributed to the purchase of the 5-$US ticket. « That way, if that person brings them to BCLC, we know a group is involved. » In 2014, a Burnaby woman filed a lawsuit against Dalbir Sidhu, claiming that she and other colleagues were on a lottery ticket with Sidhu at a Drug Mart Shoppers that eventually won more than $50 million that Sidhu allegedly kept for himself. The complaint appears to point to Hung as the de facto captain of the group and said he collected the money and bought the winning ticket. WATCH: (Aired January 22, 2014) Grace Ke talks about a Maple Ridge broker who should be claiming a winning ticket READ MORE: A B.C man won $1 million in the lottery. His colleagues are now suing him for their cut The form can be downloaded from the company`s website and can accommodate all members of the group to fill in their names, addresses and the sums of money they contributed to the ticket. Kelly also offered some other tips the BCLC gives to bands who want to stay friends while singing with a ticket. The proceedings against Hung are not the first to be brought between lottery jackpot winners in the Lower Continent.
WATCH (aired December 3, 2014): Ted Chernecki reported a lottery action between Burnaby colleagues Kelly could not comment on the case, but said most jackpots are won by individuals or couples. It is not clear whether Hung and the applicants took any of these steps in the complaint, or even completed a form. None of the persons mentioned in the appeal could be contacted to present observations. Want to chat? Please read our comments policy first. READ MORE: B.C. Woman claims a colleague hides the winner of a Lotto Max pool ticket worth $US 50 million The BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is now encouraging a system that they say is the best way to make sure you`re not fooled. The main advice, he said, was the appointment of a team captain who collected the money and bought the ticket. WATCH: From archives: BCTV reports on the case that Mission A&W employees brought against lottery jackpot winners in 2005 And in 2005, in one strange case, nine employees of an A&W restaurant were sued on a mission after four other colleagues came forward, claiming they were also part of the pool that had won $14.5 million.
« Everyone should fill out a group play agreement form and make sure everyone has a copy, » said Evan Kelly of THE BCLC. This form may have prevented Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath from filing an appeal against Hung Sengsouvanh in the B.C Supreme Court last month. None of the charges against Hung have been proven in court and no date has yet been set for a trial or hearing.