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Woman who tossed $1M lotto ticket wants money

May 2, 2012: Sharon and William Jones pose in front of the pickup truck they bought with some of their lottery winnings outside their home. (AP) May 2, 2012: Sharon and William Jones pose in front of the pickup truck they bought with some of their lottery winnings outside their home. (AP)

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys for an Arkansas woman who threw away a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million say another woman who plucked the ticket out of the trash and claimed the jackpot should be forced to turn the money over to the court.     

Sharon Duncan's lawyers filed their formal request Monday, three weeks after a judge ruled that the money belongs to her, not Sharon Jones, who picked the ticket out of the trash.    

Duncan's lawyers also said any vehicles or property purchased with the prize money should be seized and impounded.    

Jones has said she bought a new pickup truck and gave her kids some of the $680,000 in prize money they received after taxes.    

Jones' lawyers did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

      

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