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Stylists settle $9.5 million lottery-pot lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS – Seven hairstylists have reached a confidential settlement with a former co-worker to end a lawsuit about a $9.5 million lottery jackpot.

Defendant Christy Shaw told WTHR-TV on Thursday that everyone walked away with something. She said she bought the winning ticket separately from those purchased with pooled money.

Co-plaintiff Margie Day-Brugh told The Indianapolis Star that she and the others probably could afford to quit with their shares.

An Indianapolis judge issued a preliminary injunction in March barring the Hoosier Lottery from paying the jackpot from a Feb. 16 drawing until the dispute was resolved.

The seven plaintiffs said everyone in the group agreed to share any winnings from tickets purchased at the same time as those for the pool. Shaw said no one ever told her of the unwritten rule.