Winners & losers

After blowing through $2 million, greedy gay sues his dad for more lottery money

We’ve all been there: After blithely blasting through the cute sum of £1.6m (roughly $2,083,432), an intently selfish man decided to sue his dad for yet more money.

Michael Dawes, the greedy gay at the center of this soapy scandal, thought it wise to sue his lottery-winning father after spending all the money his father gave him following his win.

The 32-year-old former Navy sailor told the court his father demonstrated “arrogance and ungenerosity of spirit” by not ponying up yet more of his £101 million, his earnings from winning the Eurowinnings lottery.

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Both Dawes and his partner insisted the court make his parents fork over more cash until the end of their days, saying his dad would “always be looked after.”

According to The Independent, Dawes’s mother-in-law said she fully expected the £1.6m to be enough money to last both their lifetimes.

But Dawes and his partner decided to try out the high life, purchasing a not-quaint £550,000 house and blowing through roughly £20,000 and £30,000 each week.

They managed to spend £1,000 on their weekly groceries alone.

By 2013, they’d spent all the money.

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According to The Daily Mail, Dawes’ mother-in-law reportedly requested the couple “stop going to the Ritz for lunch and go to McDonald’s instead.”

Now, Dawes and his partner James have been unceremoniously cut out of the couple’s will.

Ultimately, the judge ruled in favor of the lottery winner and his wife:

“Michael was provided with the funds to have a comfortable life, but for his own reasons he chose not to take that opportunity. Therefore, I dismiss this claim.”

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  • BigG

    What an entitled p.o.s.
    Good for the father and judge ruling against them. If I had a kid and they took me to court, disowned for life. That’s like the daughter that sued the parents for her college fund Jesus Christ what is wrong with these people?

  • Juanjo

    Since they mentioned the Ritz I am going to assume this ungrateful twerp lives in the greater London area. Now I will admit that prices there are ridiculously high but one can do quite well on a million pounds so long as one is not trying to pretend one lives in Kensington. In the Daily Mail story the son criticized his parents for putting on airs but truth is, it looks like the one putting on airs in junior.

  • JolliJerk

    “By 2013, they’d spent ALL the monies!!!”
    Except, you never introduced when the winnings were actually won…

    • QJ201

      2011. TWO years.

  • He BGB

    A greedy gay. GG. Why is that funny? A greedy gay. Lol.

  • mark_demry

    WTF does this have to do with the brat being gay? As if we don’t have enough nastiness thrown about in the media all the time, Queerty felt the need to add to the pile. SHAME!

    • paul dorian lord fredine

      queerty was reporting what was originally in ‘the independent’ article which mentions ‘his partner’ so queerty ‘added’ nothing.

    • patricko

      I’d hardly call changing the prick’s step mother into his “mother-in-law” “adding nothing.” Queerty did some fine reporting here. ;)

  • captainburrito

    If they invested that they could live quite comfortably and possibly retire, as long as they didn’t spend like no tomorrow.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Roughly $4,000 (+) monthly could have been earned in interest, had they invested in safe stocks. With the pension from his Navy and the IT job, they could have kicked ass. True blue bummer.

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    get a job, you pompous little prick.

  • maxlovesrio

    According to the article in The Guardian, the parents won the lottery in 2011 and the son quit a high-paying IT job when his parents hit the lottery.

  • Bob LaBlah

    This is a kid who never experienced a belt across his ass from an angry father. To pull a stunt like this shows he didnt respect nor fear his father.

  • Terrycloth

    The parents raised a disrespectful me me. Sorry the bank of mom and dad closed after the first sum of money. Get a job..does his boyfriend work ?

  • olfwob

    I hope the dad cut him out of his testament and told his son, because otherwise i would have no quit minute thinking about hit by a car or something like that.

  • ashersea

    The main mistake the parents did was giving them the $2 million all at once. They should have set up an annuity and send them $67,000/year for 30 years. At the year 30, they should get the interest (assume 3.5%) as a bonus which would be an additional $1.5 million. This is in fact the way lotteries are paid out except the state (or lottery organization) keeps the $1.5 million. For this reason, a lot of people choose the “lump sum” option (which is always a lot less than the winning amount) and the winner chooses how to invest it.

  • fur_hunter

    I hope and pray this father doesn’t give that f-ing @$$hole another red cent. Greedy and self-centered people annoy the $H!T out of me.

  • DCguy

    Look, if Cinderella taught us anything it’s that Stepmother’s are evil. So this is all her fault right?

    Seriously thought, They own a house free and clear with no mortgage. (I’m assuming) AND after that had 1.1 million pounds left over (Unless no taxes were taken out, then less than that.)

    So no mortgage, and a decent chunk of money. Put that into an investment, Work a few years, don’t be a douchebag and be nice to your parents, and all would have been fine.

  • DMRX

    More fine reporting by David Grant.
    How did his stepmom become his mother-in-law?

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