SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — A legal battle over a $1 million lottery ticket has been assigned to another Arkansas judge after the previous one stepped down from the case.
In a court document filed Tuesday, an administrative circuit judge says the case is now assigned to Judge Craig Hannah.
Circuit Judge Thomas Hughes recused from the case last week after attorneys for a woman who plucked the ticket out of the trash and claimed the jackpot said he was biased.
Hughes ruled earlier this month that the prize money belongs to another woman who says she threw the ticket away after an electronic scanner told her it wasn't a winner.
Hughes ordered a new trial in the case last week and said he wouldn't preside over it.
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