EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara and her children are suing The Irish Times over "inaccurate" claims that they had 40 houses seized in Detroit due to the non-payment of taxes.
ccording to The Sunday World, Ms McNamara instructed her solicitors to issue High Court proceedings against The Irish Times and a number of other publications based in Limerick and Dublin who ran the story in January.
Ms McNamara won the €115 million EuroMillions jackpot in 2005 and has a number of properties in Limerick, Germany and Detroit.
The jackpot winner is taking legal action after reports that properties in Detroit had been "seized".
"It is important to point out that no properties were seized in Detroit and the reality is that Dolores and her family had divested themselves of the properties in question," a source told The Sunday Word.
Independent.ie were unable to contact the McNamara's solicitors Holmes O'Malley Sexton for a comment.