A gay son is suing his lottery winner father for more money after he spent the gift of £1.6 million.
Michael Dawes, a 32-year-old former Navy sailor, said his father – who won £101 million in the Euromillions in 2011 – showed ‘arrogance and ungenerosity of spirit’.
Dawes and his partner demanded the court enforce his parents to give him money for the rest of their lives.
He claimed his father told him he would ‘always be looked after’, according to The Independent, and made a series of life decisions based on this.
But Dawes’s mother-in-law said she and her husband expected the £1.6m to last the pair for life.
Instead, he and his partner bought a £550,000 house and spent between £20,000 and £30,000 each week, including £1,000 on their weekly groceries. They ran out of money by 2013.
His mother-in-law told the couple to ‘stop going to the Ritz for lunch and go to McDonald’s instead,’ according to the Daily Mail.
Dawes and his partner James were also cut out of the couple’s will.
The judge eventually ruled in favor of the lottery winner and his wife, saying: ‘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.’