Unfortunately, this is true. Lottery winnings ARE considered to be marital property.Much to the dismay of many an estranged husband or wife who may have imagined that a lottery prize would be a ticket up easy street after a divorce, lottery winnings are considered marital property and subject to division and distribution.
Courts have brushed aside all other arguments. Prizes won by married couples during a marriage are considered marital property, regardless of which spouse purchased the tickets.
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