Zac Efron is not married, yet his break up with his girlfriend is just as disastrous as Michael Jordan's divorce to Juanita Jordan. Micheal payed Juanita a whopping $168 million dollars, which at the time made it the largest public-record divorce settlement in history.
Efron who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot, among the largest lottery winnings, is embroiled in a court fight over the money with Lily Collins, his former girlfriend .
Worth about $152 million after taxes, he was the sole winner of the Powerball drawing last spring
His lawyer argues that Lily Collins has no claim to the money because the couple were never married.
But attorneys for Collins say Efron purchased the ticket based on the couple's shared earnings while they shared a Beverly Hills home. Collins and Efron lived together for 2 years and shared ownership of a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles, attorneys say.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Margaret McVeigh refused to dismiss the lawsuit and she denied a request from Collins to freeze Efron's lottery winnings, pending the outcome of a trial to determine if she is entitled to a share of the money, Celebrity G! reported Saturday.
The judge said Friday that while the couple's relationship was long-term and Collins contributed to the household, the court has no legal framework for restraining Efron's assets.
Attorney's for Zac Efron say that Efron purchased the ticket with his money that came out of his pocket. Technically the shared ownership of the Burger King is a partnership with each partner having sole ownership over their share of the profits. There was no marriage, so there was no shared income.
It was Collins' responsibility to secure a written contract as evidence of a legal agreement just like in any other type of business deal. She had previous experiences' signing contracts and was aware of the proper procedures; her credit cards are evidence of those previous experiences.
"I plan on staying single and having surrogate children to prevent this sort of legal tragedy from becoming real in the future," said Efron.