OTTAWA — It was a jubilant scene when a city barber and his longtime customer split a whopping $32-million lottery jackpot five years ago.
But now the wealthy barber’s just-as-rich customer is being sued by his own sister for more than $10.6 million and $500,000 in damages.
Leila Nahas alleges she paid her brother Samir Haddad $1 toward the $3 winning ticket and deserves one-third of the winnings, but he’s been “harsh, vindictive, reprehensible, malicious, oppressive and high-handed.”
Haddad denies owing her a dime and seeks legal costs.
The bitter battle will land in front of a judge and jury Tuesday.
Lawyers for the warring siblings aren’t talking, but documents set out the allegations, none of them proven in court.