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My boyfriend has been living with me for 5 1/2 years. He hasn't had a job in 5 years. I give him an 'allowance'.

Hightstown, NJ |

He buys lottery tickets. Do we share 50/50 in the winnings if he wins?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. No. The allowence isa gift he uses to buy the tickets


  2. If he was to win the lottery, and he did not want to share the winnings, you would likely have a difficult time making a claim for the portion of those winnings. Based on what you have written, you have given a gift with no conditions. If you want to protect yourself, put something in writing.

    Good luck.

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