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Reddit slams woman who wants the money her nephew won on a lotto ticket she bought for his birthday

‘Entitled and greedy’ aunt demands her nephew’s Lotto winnings after gifting him the winning ticket for his birthday: ‘I really need the money’

  • A woman has copped backlash online for wanting her nephew’s lotto winnings 
  • The aunt scraped together change to buy her nephew scratchies for his birthday
  • He won a ‘life changing’ sum and she requested he give her most of the money
  • Her reasoning was he was from a rich family and she needed the money more

A ‘greedy’ woman has been slammed online for requesting to keep her nephew’s lottery winnings after she bought him the ticket for his birthday. 

In a post to Reddit, the woman said she had been in financial strife after losing her job but scraped together change to get her nephew a scratchie that ended up winning him a ‘life changing’ amount of money. 

She said she asked for three-quarters of the winnings as her nephew is financially comfortable whereas she ‘really needs it’ prompting a barrage of outraged responses calling her ‘entitled’. 

An ‘entitled’ woman has copped heavy criticism online after she asked if she was in the wrong for wanting her nephew to give her most of the winnings from a lotto tickets she bought him

The penny pinching aunt said she has has a ‘rough year’ after getting laid off and is struggling to pay bills and eating ramen for ‘just about every meal’. 

She said she loves her nephew and hated the thought of not being able to buy him a present for his upcoming birthday. 

‘I scraped together whatever change I could and bought him some lottery scratchers and holy s*** he actually won,’ she wrote in the post. 

‘One was for about $50 which was cool enough but the second one was actually into the middle five figures. I mean life changing money.’ 

The woman was shocked when her sister hung up the phone after she asked if her nephew could give her three quarters of his winnings and said she was generous for not wanting the whole lot

The woman was shocked when her sister hung up the phone after she asked if her nephew could give her three quarters of his winnings and said she was generous for not wanting the whole lot

She explained her sister and her husband are ‘very well off’, her nephew has ‘every material thing he could ever want’ so she called her sibling up to ask if she could have not just a few bucks but three quarters of his lotto win.

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‘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,’ the woman said. 

‘Here’s the thing, I NEED this money. It’s a matter of me eating or not eating. He doesn’t.’

Dozens took to the comments to criticise the ‘greedy’ aunty for being ‘out of line’.

‘Were you hoping he’d lose?’ one user asked while another said: ‘Could you get more entitled? You don’t get any of his present, regardless of your situation and his’. 

‘Your financial situation and his are both 100 per cent irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if he’s Jeff Bezos and you’re homeless. A gift is a gift,’ a third replied. 

‘You gave him them as a gift. Unless there was some agreed upon handling of a potential win you have zero claim to his money,’ wrote a fourth. 

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