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Court orders man to pay $854,000 to his worker who dreamed that he would win lottery

By Mason White 9:07 AM July 15, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A worker will receive $854,000 after he dreamed that his boss will win the lottery, a court in the United Kingdom ruled.

The incident began when the restaurant owner collected a jackpot of one million pounds ($1.7 million).

Now, he will have to share half the money with his employee because the waiter dreamed about winning the night before he bought the ticket.

Hayati Kucukkoylu operates the Kapadokya Turkish Restaurant in York, while Fatih Ozcan waited the tables. Ozcan told the court that was his idea to buy the ticket because of the dream.

The judge has agreed with his claim and ruled that the two must divide the money equally.

Kucukkoylu insisted that the jackpot was his because he had paid for the ticket and had chosen the winning numbers. The waiter also contacted the police and the organizers of the lottery, falsely claiming that his boss had stolen the winning ticket from his jacket pocket.

Kucukkoylu was arrested on suspicion of theft.