an interview with the New York Post, 51-year-old Barbara Quiles claims that her
daughter stole her winning $1 million lottery ticket and left town with the money. Quiles is now suing her 22-year-old daughter Linza Ford for not
complying with their agreement after Quiles asked Ford to claim the winnings
since she was too sick battling lupus to
do so herself.
has a completely different story to tell. She claims her mom is mentally ill
and has been draining her winnings which is why she cut her off from the bank
account they shared.
issue, which is now being brought before Brooklyn Supreme Court, pits mother
against daughter, with both hoping to win the settlement that stemmed from
purchasing a $5 scratch-off ticket in 2012. After taxes, the amount payable
works out to $31,152 per year for 20 years.
"I'm the one who went out to buy the ticket
with my money,'' Quiles said. "I have a lot of witnesses.''
was my ticket, signed by me," Ford counters. "I went to the office in the
Bronx. She even went with me to claim the ticket."
has claims that she authorized her daughter to claim the money and put it into
an account for them to have access to. Her daughter claims that the money was in
her personal account and her mother had access to it until April 2014 when she
cut off access because of her mother's psychological problems. It was then that
Ford decided to leave the residence that the two of them shared.
"Why I left had nothing to do with the
ticket," Ford said. "It had to do with her mental illness. If they knew her
history, they wouldn't believe what she was saying about me."
was married this past weekend, in a quaint backyard wedding which Quiles
did not attend.
daughter got married on Saturday, and I wasn't even invited," she said.