SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — A judge may weigh in on a number of requests in a legal battle over a $1 million lottery ticket that one Arkansas woman claims she threw away and another says she picked out of the trash.
A pretrial hearing in the case is expected to get under way Tuesday in Searcy.
Sharon Jones claimed the jackpot after she plucked the ticket out of the trash last year. A judge ruled earlier this year that the money should belong to another woman who says she threw the ticket away after a machine told her it wasn't a winner.
That judge later ordered a new trial and said he wouldn't preside over it.
The case is scheduled to go on trial next month.
Jones has asked for a jury trial.
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