Suffolk demands cool million from lotto couple
A lucky Miller Place couple were presented with a giant check Thursday, but a legal battle may keep them from spending some of that money.
Richard and Mary Morrison struck it rich winning the Mega Millions jackpot worth $165 million. Now, Suffolk County?s social services commissioner says the pair owes close to $1 million from when they ran non-profit homeless shelters.
The Morrisons deny owing any money. A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that $950,000 of the winnings be held in an escrow account until the matter is settled.
The couple will face the county in court on Jan. 20.