Idaho lottery officials said last week that Holly Lahti, 29, of Rathdrum, Idaho, won half the jackpot, which will amount to around $90 million after taxes if she chooses a one-time payout.
Holly, a bank clerk, and Joshua Lahti, 31, were married in 2001, but separated several years later, according to relatives, KPTV reports.
According to the Daily Mail, of London, Joshua has been convicted of domestic battery, drug possession and buying alcohol for a minor and has been arrested more than a dozen times.
The Mail also reports that both Holly and Joshua were booked on battery charges in 2003 and jailed.
The report includes mug shots of the pair. Holly is shown with a black eye.
ABC reports that Holly was arrested on a battery charge against another woman that was later dismissed.
But with no record of divorce, Joshua, under Idaho community property law, appears well-positioned to claim half of his wife's winnings.
The Today show reports that Holly left with her two children and went to an undisclosed location shortly after winning the jackpot.
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