HELENA — A settlement has been reached in the case of a convenience store employee who was sued by a customer who claimed they had a verbal agreement to split the $1 million Montana Millionaire jackpot.
Jeff Fallang had claimed the winnings in January 2015. A week later, Michael Hess sued and sought an order to prevent Fallang from spending half the million-dollar prize.
The Independent Record reports that an agreement was announced in the case this week, canceling a scheduled two-day trial. Hess’s attorney says the settlement amount is confidential.
While the suit was pending, Fallang had been under a court order to keep at least $340,000 in a bank.
Court documents say other Town Pump employees saw Fallang and Hess make the agreement to share the prize money.
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