Am I entitled to some of my uncle's lottery winnings ?
I lend him money for the lottery every week. If he has a big win and refuses to share can I take him to court and sue him for it
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
You can sue, but unless you have a WRITTEN agreement to share in any winnings, you legally don't have a case.
The Statue to Frauds states any contract valued at more than a given amount must be in writing to be legally enforceable. What most people would call a big win in the lottery is several times the typical limit.
- 4 weeks ago
ONLY if the JUDGE says you are.
- LLv 54 weeks ago
NO you are not - unless you two had an agreement written out and notiarized.
- NosehairLv 74 weeks ago
No, not unless you loaned him that money based on his promise to share any winnings that might take place. This guy is presumably also expected to pay back all the money borrowed to buy the lottery tickets indicating you had no ownership of the tickets and no expectation of sharing any losses or gainss resulting from the tickets.
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- Little PrincessLv 74 weeks ago
Not unless the two of you have an agreement where he'll share part of his winnings. Merely loaning someone money to play the lotto doesn't entitle you to part of their winnings.
- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
No you are not.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
No. You are entitled to be repaid what you loaned him.
- KathyLv 71 month ago
As long as you cannot prove you gave him the money, there is nothing you can do about it, unfortunately. When he runs out of money, do not give him anymore.
- MichaelLv 71 month ago
Can you sue? Sure. Can you win? No.
- A.J.Lv 71 month ago
You can try to get back the money you lent him.