Now here’s a big surprise:
CLEVELAND—A woman who told police she bought and lost a lottery ticket worth $162 million all but admitted Thursday she made it up, saying tearfully: “I wanted to win so bad for my kids and my family. I apologize.”
Elecia Battle, 40, said she is dropping her lawsuit over the Mega Millions jackpot that was awarded Tuesday to 34-year-old Rebecca Jemison.
Battle apologized to her husband, Jemison and her lawyer.
“I’m not a bad person. I’m really not,” she said. “Everyone has a past.”
Yeah, everyone has a past, but not all of us are guilty of assault and credit fraud, among other things. I know what you’re thinking, “But she looks like such an honest and innocent person!”