Elderly Conn. Sisters Battle In Court Over Jackpot

By: By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer Email
By: By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer Email

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Two elderly sisters from Connecticut are in court fighting over a $500,000 lottery jackpot.

Eighty-four-year-old Theresa Sokaitis, of Middletown, and 87-year-old Rose Bakaysa, of Plainville, are in New Britain Superior Court.

Sokaitis is suing for a share of a $500,000 Powerball jackpot that Bakaysa and their brother, Joseph Troy Sr., won in 2005.

Sokaitis says she had a written contract with her sister to split gambling winnings from lotteries and casino games they often played together. But Bakaysa's lawyer says the contract ended when the sisters had a falling out before the Powerball ticket was purchased.


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