In 2016 we told you about a gentleman from Sydney, who was left out of a Powerball syndicate win. Brendan King, the factory worker, subsequently took the syndicate to court suing for his share of the lotto win.
The legal battle began when Brendan King’s co-workers won $40 million on the Australian Powerball jackpot. Brendan, however was not included in the syndicate.
The judge at the time of the court battle, froze the win. In October it was then left to the Supreme Court in Australia to give judgement on Brendan King’s claims over the fact that he should have received a share of the life-changing win. After many months, the judge has decided that it was right for King to be left out of the syndicate and ruled against him.
King’s troubles don’t end there though, as the judge also decided that King has to pay the court costs of the 14 colleagues he worked with who kept their share of the Australian Powerball jackpot win.
Mr King's lawyer Lachlan Gyles, SC, argued that his client had a right to be considered the 15th member of the winning syndicate, as he always thought there was only one group entering lottos in the factory and that, unless members opted out of the syndicate, they were to be included automatically in entries.
The court heard that Mr King confronted Mr Adams the morning after the win, saying: "Answer one question please: who of our original group has missed out or is not a recipient in this win?"
Mr Adams allegedly replied: "Only you. I'm not speaking with you. Go and see a lawyer."
Now that the court battle is finally over, Brendan King has moved to the USA, saying, “I’ve got too many bills,” and “Whatever happens, my family remains my biggest treasure. But I can’t pretend this hasn’t been a stress on us.”
The father of five organised a company transfer from electricity factory Prysmian Group’s Cromer plant on Sydney’s northern beaches to their factory in South Carolina, USA.
Fahad Saleem, a co-worker from the Cromer plant said, “It got too much for Brendan, he’s a good guy, he transferred with the company to Lexington two weeks ago and will be there for two years.”
Simon Morrison, Brendan King’s solicitor said that his client’s new job is a “a promotion”.
Brendan King however is letting the Powerball win end there and has launched an appeal against the decision, and what’s more is, it’s believed that if the King does move to the USA, it will become much harder for his co-workers to enforce the cost order.
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