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Man who sued step-mother over €3.4m Lotto jackpot wins Irish High Court case

David Walsh, who sued his stepmother for a share of a jackpot lottery win, has won his case in the Irish High Court .

Mr Walsh, from Knocknagreena Ballinasloe Co Galway sued his step mother Mary Walsh claiming he was entitled to some €560,000 from a €3.4million jackpot win.

Mrs Walsh denied the claim.

She says he was given the option of either a house that had belonged to his late father Peter and Mrs Walsh or €200,000 from the win, and he chose the house. David Walsh denies that.

After a six-day hearing, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said he believed the evidence of Mr Walsh over that of his stepmother whose evidence he described as unreliable consisting of "ducking and weaving and self contradiction".

He ordered her to pay him €564,000 with costs.

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