Chae v. Kim Verdict: $12.3 million
Plaintiff proved that he was the rightful owner of a $12.3 million lottery ticket through evidence that clearly showed that each number on the winning lottery ticket had special significance and that the sequence of numbers were the ones that he always played.
Farraj v. Gurinder Ruby and Circle K Stores, Inc. Verdict: $8 million
An employee bought a lottery ticket from the store where she worked, but instead of informing her that she had won $8 million, her boss tried to claim the winnings for himself. She recovered the full value of the stolen lottery ticket as well as related damages.