Half-brothers ordered to split $1M lottery prize

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania jury is ordering two brothers feuding over $1 million in lottery winnings to split it.

The jury settled the fight in favor of Ira Sharp, who sued his half-brother after the men purchased a scratch-off ticket while drinking in a Mechanicsburg bar last year. The decision came at the end of a two-day trial in Cumberland County court.

Charles Meehan kept the prize money and maintained that the two never discussed cashing in the ticket together. Pennlive.com reported (http://bit.ly/1jyWFoC) that Sharp said he gave Meehan $20 to buy the scratch-off ticket with the understanding that they would split any winnings.

A tearful Sharp said "justice has been served" after the hearing. Meehan declined comment.