A woman’s response to her partner winning a chunk of cash from the National Lottery has gone viral – and opinions are split.
The query was posted on Instagram by MoneySavingExpert, the website founded by finance specialist Martin Lewis.
The post said: “Should my brother share his lottery winnings?
"My brother’s girlfriend gave him a National Lottery scratch card as a Christmas gift, and he won £500.
"She thinks he should give her some of the money as she gave him the card, but I think he should keep it as the card was a present."
What do you think the couple should do – share or not? Tell us in the comments…
The issue divided opinions online between those who argued the scratch card was a gift and those who thought it fair to share
One person said: "No. It was a gift. If she’d given his a pair of pants or a car, would she expect half? I’d swerve her to be honest, sounds like an (idiot)."
A second added: "She shouldn’t expect anything, as the poster said the card was a gift.
“You don’t give to receive!"
“What’s awkward? He won the money! Maybe if she wasn’t demanding it he might have treated her," argue a third.
While a fourth person said: “Keep the money – it was a gift.
"It’s like saying I bought you a bottle of wine and because I like it I will have half.”
Some did argue that he should share, reports the Manchester Evening News.
One person wrote: “They should spilt up. It was a gift, she isn't owed anything.
“But if he cares about her, he'd be happy to share or spend at least some on an experience for both of them.
“Her demanding a share and him not wanting to give her anything does not bode well for the future.”
"I would share with my partner if he had bought me a winning ticket,” added another.
“Most likely use it towards a shared experience, like a holiday.”
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