MOBILE, Ala. — A former waitress who won a $10-million jackpot with a lottery ticket left as a tip has been ordered to share the money with four co-workers.
A jury on Tuesday decided against Tonda Dickerson, 28, who denied that she had agreed to split any winnings with her Waffle House co-workers.
The co-workers had also received lottery tickets as tips and testified that they and Dickerson had a share-the-wealth plan. A couple who regularly dine at the Waffle House in Grand Bay testified that Dickerson told them of the deal.
Dickerson was given the lottery ticket on March 7 by a breakfast regular at the Waffle House, Edward Seward Jr., who said he wanted only a new pickup truck if the ticket won.