A LOTTERY winner has revealed that he doesn’t plan to give any of his winnings to his family, despite the fact that they are struggling with debt.
Taking to Reddit, the recent winner claimed that he had hit a jackpot of over £4 million but after announcing his plans not to share his family has ‘cut him off.’
He explained that himself and his wife, both 24, occasionally bought a lottery ticket for ‘fun.’
He wrote: “Well, this month we won big. After the lump sum fee and taxes, we won around 5.6 million dollars.
“After paying all our debt( student loans, house mortgage, car loans) we had around 5 million left. In case you don’t know 70 per cent of lottery winners go broke after a few years.”
Not wanting to meet the same fate, the man and his wife decided they would invest three million of the winnings and the remaining two million dollars would be use to buy an apartment, something that did not go down well with his family.
He continued: “When I told my family I thought the first reaction would be exciting for me and how we were financially responsible with the money.
“But that started talking about a huge family trip, how I was paying for all their debt, and more.
“I explained 5 million is a lot but not enough where I will be giving it away to family and they got p***ed.
“They said I wasn’t welcomed in this family and that I shouldn’t ever talk to them again.”
The post prompted a mixed response from fellow Redditors, and many actually agreed with the winner.
Commenting, one wrote: “You’re no longer welcome in the family because you didn’t give them your money? The entitlement is nauseating.”
Agreeing, a second added: “Your family has shown you that blood is not thicker than money.”
Another wrote: “I’m someone who definitely would give a lot of it away to family, but there is not a single thing wrong with securing your future with it.”