We’ve all had that daydream about what we would buy if we won the lottery.
From buying property to donating to charity, there would be lots of ways to splash the cash if we ever scooped a big cash prize.
But one woman has had that dream ripped away from her after buying a lottery ticket for her nephew that won a lot of money.
After asking her nephew if he would share his winnings, the woman says she’s been blocked and her sister has told her not to expect any dosh.
In a heartbreaking update, the woman explains she has lost her job and is struggling to cover her bills.
And while she’s not sometimes not sure where her next meal is coming from, her nephew is from a wealthy family and has a college fund.
Now the devastated woman taken to Reddit’s ‘Am I The A forum’ to ask if she is in the wrong.
“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).
“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.
“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?”
Lots of people said the woman didn’t deserve any of the cash.
One person blasted: “You don’t get to ask for part of someone’s gift.
“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.”
Another sarcastically added: “”Here’s a gift; it’s probably worthless but if by some miracle it turns out to be worth something I want it back.
“It’s only for you if it’s actually worthless.”
“Great gift, OP. And not how gifts work, you only get to add that kind of conditions in advance. YTA.”
A third took a more sympathetic approach, replying: “I completely understand where you’re coming from, you’re frustrated that you pulled together this money and someone much more well off managed to win a load of money on the cards you bought.
“I would apologize to them, though. Explain it was s* for you to insist you deserve it for buying the cards because they were a gift.
“But I would also explain you weren’t trying to be selfish and went about it wrong, that it would mean a lot if he would share some of the winnings because you’re really struggling right now and it would change a lot of your life for the better.”