Lottery Winner Left BROKE Without Barely Spending a Cent
Here’s a lesson for some guys, if you win the lotto – DON’T do what this bloke did.
After winning a tidy $9 million on the lotto, a man has been left with pretty much none of the winnings after marrying one women and having an affair with another.
‘Mr Phuona’, a name given to the anonymous man by the Family court, is suing to try and win back his money from his former lover and his ex-step daughter after his love triangle collapsed.
The Daily Mail reported the man, who won the lotto in early 2000’s, was living with ‘Ms B’ at the time but also had a relationship with another woman, ‘Ms Nghiem’. According to court documents the man celebrated his win by marrying Ms B, and broke it off with Ms Nghiem.
The women eventually found out about each other and Ms B broke it off with him.
Ms Nghiem rekindled the relationship with Mr Phuona and they ended up having two children together and living under the same roof until June 2012 when their relationship crumbled.
Mr Phuona gave $3million of his winnings to Ms B, $1.6million to his sister, $485,000 to Ms Nghiem, and kept the rest for himself.
After the birth of their second child in 2005, Ms Nghiem and Mr Phuona's relationship began to crumble and they eventually stopped living together in 2012.
Between the couples break up and the time when Mr Phuona moved out, there were significant changes in family law.
The Family Law Act in 2009 enabled the courts to make property judgements after the break down of de facto relationships.
Court documents state that by 2013 all or almost all of Phuona's winnings had been dissipated, and he has little or no property available to him.
Mr Phuona launched legal action against Ms Nghiem and her daughter from a previous partner, Ms Luc, who is now an adult.
Mr Phuona and Ms Ngheim had purchased property together in December 2001, and Phuona was now asking the court for a property adjustment
Court documents state: 'In addition, he has joined Ms Luc as a party to the proceedings and he seeks in various ways pursuant to the Act or by way of accrued jurisdiction to claw back real property acquired by Ms Luc pursuant to a trust created in 2001.'
Justice Robert Benjamin dismissed Phuona's case, finding that while they shared the same house until 2012, they lived separate lives from 2005, when the Family Law Act had not yet been updated.
SOURCE: Daily Mail