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Jail inmate sues $1.5 billion lottery winners because they bought the ticket with his money

By Mason White 11:14 AM February 23, 2016
Lisa and John Robinson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A prison inmate has filed a lawsuit for half of a couple’s lottery winnings.

The couple was one of three people who won the $1.5 billion jackpot. The couple opted to take the lump sum of $327 million.

However, as many people want a share of the wealth, one man named Jonathan Lee Riches of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against Powerball jackpot winners Lisa and John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee.

Riches said that he regularly corresponded with the couple’s daughter. He claims that he sent the woman $20 from his prison account to the woman so that her parents can buy lottery tickets.

In the lawsuit that was handwritten, Riches, who is also known as Jihadist Schitz, claims that he and the couple’s daughter were planning to get married.

Lisa and John Robinson have not commented on the lawsuit, but they are enjoying their newfound fame and fortune.

They have made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Today Show, as they celebrate their Powerball jackpot.