A woman has been left fuming after the winning lottery she purchased caused a huge family row.
The problem is that she bought the tickets for her nephew but he refuses to share the winnings and even blocked her on social media.
The frustrated aunt then took to Reddit and asked if she was in the wrong for demanding a share.
“I have had a really rough year, laid off from my job and I’m out of unemployment options,” she wrote.
“I do own my house and managed to scrape buy to pay my property taxes and insurance with odd jobs but I am eating ramen just about every meal.
“I love my nephew and can’t get by on the thought that I wouldn’t be able to get him a birthday present (Nov 3rd).”
She continued: “I scraped together whatever change I could and bought him some lottery scratchers. and holy s*** he actually won (on two of them no less).
“One was for about $50 which was cool enough but the second one was actually into the middle 5 figures. I mean life-changing money (I can’t say exactly how much because in our state lottery winners are all public record).
“His parents (my sister and her husband) are very well off.”
“My nephew has a fully funded college fund and every material thing he could ever want,” the aunt continued. “When I found out I told my sister that it would be really cool if my nephew gave me at least 3/4 of the winnings.
“She asked if I was serious. I said I felt I was being very generous because I really need all of it. She actually hung up on me. I texted my nephew and I think he actually blocked me.
“Here’s the thing, I NEED this money. It’s a matter of me eating or not eating. He doesn’t. Am I the a****** for thinking he should share the winnings of the gift I gave him?”
Many people said that the aunt did not deserve any of the winnings.
“It sucks you’re having it tough but still doesn’t mean you’re ‘generous’ for asking for only part of the gift. Sure ask them for help, but don’t ask for his gift,” one person commented.
“You don’t get to ask for part of someone’s gift,” another wrote.
“Here’s a gift; it’s probably worthless but if by some miracle it turns out to be worth something I want it back,” a third sarcastically added.
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