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A man who won an $80million (£63m) lottery jackport while getting a divorce has been told to give half of his winnings to his estranged wife, a court has ruled. Richard Anthony Zelasko, 50, was told he must split the money with wife Mary Elizabeth, 48, after an arbitrator deemed the prize as marital property. The couple, from Pontiac, Michigan, were married from 2004 until September 2011, which his wife filed for divorce, court documents show. Two years later, Zelasko scooped an $80 million (£63m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot, which amounted to $38 million (£30m) after taxes and deductions. The winnings were deemed 'marital property'. Read More. Despite being separated at the time the tick... Full story

25 June