The sisters had signed a contract agreeing to split gambling and lottery profits, but then there was an argument over a loan.
At the center of the five-year legal battle was whether the sisters were gambling partners on that lucky day when stars and Powerballs aligned.
No, the judge decided. The sisters had rescinded the contract and Bakaysa had won the prize with her brother. Bakaysa says the deal to share winnings ended in 2004 during a spat over a few hundred dollars.
The judge ruled that the contract did end during that argument.