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PHOTO: DOMINICO ZAPATA/STUFF A woman’s claim that her late uncle purchased a Whangamata property for her has been dismissed in the High Court.

A woman who thought her millionaire uncle purchased a beach house for her has had her claim to the property dismissed in the High Court.

Nelson man David Wayde Carson​ died in 2015, leaving behind a $17 million estate. His wealth was derived from a $16.7 million Lotto win in 2009 and there was no evidence he had other assets prior to that.

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Carson was estranged from his four children and left nothing to them in his will. But last December, after contesting it in the High Court, Justice Susan Thomas awarded his four children $1.25m each.

He left most of his fortune to a trust, including three farm properties in Richmond, with the profits to be used in the research and development of the Galloway breed of cattle at Lincoln University.