New trial for man who says lover reneged on lottery pact

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Seminole County man who sued his ex-girlfriend claiming she reneged on their agreement to split any lottery winnings can get a new trial.

The Florida Supreme Court last week reversed lower courts' decisions to toss out the case Howard Browning had brought against his former live-in girlfriend, Lynn Ann Poirier.

Browning claimed in his lawsuit that Poirier and he had agreed back in 1993 to buy lottery tickets together and share any winnings.

Poirier purchased a $1 million winning ticket in 2007. When Browning requested half of the winnings, she refused.

Browning's lawsuit claimed breach of contract.

Poirier claimed there was no oral agreement.

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