Canadian woman considers withholding her uncle’s lottery win: Reddit

It’s a well-known story – families come into conflict when lucky comes in the form of winning the lottery.

However, one young Canadian girl found herself poking around in a serious moral scab after checking tickets for her uncle and later hitting the idea of ​​squandering significant free spins winnings for herself.

The woman recently took to an online forum to ask, “Am I the asshole?” – revealing what she had done.

It all started when she was contacted by her estranged uncle who happened to ask her if she could check out tickets he bought while he was around her.

She said he couldn’t do this himself online as his IP showed he was in a different province.

She agreed and he sent her pictures of the tickets.

After checking her out on an app, lo and behold her uncle had won some free spins.

A week later, she played one of the free games and made AU$13,463.

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“If I had bought the original ticket now, everything would be fine,” she said.

“But I feel like I could be the asshole here if I don’t inform my uncle and offer to share the prize.

“I mean the tickets/free spins were useless to him without me and I picked the ticket that won big but I never spent any money on lottery tickets.”

The woman went on to inform the forum that she was considering telling him she had won some money, but a lesser amount, and then she would keep the difference.

“Do I tell him I won but only $3,000 and see what his reaction is?” she asked.

“Then, at worst, I’m the niece of heaven who won $3,000 and gave my relative everything, and I still have enough for most of a new heating solution.”

In an attempt to present some mitigating circumstances to the forum, she said she and her uncle were “not close”.

“I mean, we’ve seen each other twice in the last maybe 15 years, once at a wedding and once at a funeral,” she said as a disclaimer.

“I’m not close to anyone on this side of the family, so alienating them is really our current dynamic.”

But the good in her seems to have triumphed and the woman finally decides to remain loyal to her uncle.

“I’ll text him in the morning, I honestly don’t care that much about money and I’d rather have good karma,” she said.

“I’ll see what he wants to do, and if he wants it all, I suggest I keep a few dollars for my work — around $20 — and think it’s good.”

But their brief consideration of greed sent the forum into ethics hyperbole.

“You’re mostly the asshole. That money isn’t yours and you obviously aren’t happy to help people if you’re now thinking about stealing money they’ve won,” lamented one.

“If you haven’t talked about what to do with potential wins, then technically you haven’t done anything wrong. On the other hand, you only got the tickets because of him, so if I were me, I’d offer him half the profit,” said another understanding person.

‘For me personally I’d offer half just because I hate it for something like that to come between families (we all know what money can do to some people), although she’s not obliged to, it’s a nice sacrifice’ ‘ added another.

Originally posted as “Am I the A***hole?”: A family member’s lottery win splits the internet

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