On 2007, Donna Campbell became suspicious of her husband, Arnim Ramdass, when he started to keep the television turned off and disconnected the phone line. Her suspicions rose when she found a postcard about a new home purchase.
But Campbell was unaware that her husband was hiding a $10.2 million secret from her until she Googled her husband’s name and lottery number. She found a Florida lottery press release that named 17 airline mechanics who won the jackpot, her husband was one of them.
The group of mechanics opted for the lump-sum payment of $10.2 million, meaning each of the 17 winners would receive about $600,000 before taxes.Since the winning, Ramdass took a leave of absence from work, according to his co-workers. He hasn’t shown up at the couple’s home and servers can’t find him to hand him the lawsuit papers: she wants half the money and out of the marriage.
Here’s a guy who for years has spent marital money on the lottery and at casinos, and he’s always lost,” said Bruce Baldwin, Campbell’s attorney. “And now he finally wins, and he’s trying to keep it from his wife. That’s pretty low.”
According to Campbell, when she confronted her husband, he said he bought the ticket for his daughter from another marriage.
‘I said, `Do you have any news you want to share with me?’ ” Campbell recalled. ‘He said, `No. What are you talking about?’ I said, ‘The lottery.’ ”