Gay lottery winner asks how much money he should give his homophobic parents

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The lucky winner said he was unsure of how much of the prize he should share.

A gay man who won more than $15 million on the lottery has asked Reddit how much he should give his homophobic parents.

User ‘IDontWantToGiveItUp’ said that he planned to donate a portion of the jackpot to charity and invest most of rest.

Gay lottery winner asks how much money he should give his homophobic parents

He says he originally planned to pay off his parents’ mortgage – even though they disowned him when he came out.

However, his folks dismissed the offer and immediately demanded a quarter of his win.

“I’m a 29yr old guy and I won the lottery. And it’s enough that I don’t have to work ever again if I don’t want too (over 15m),” he wrote.

“My problem? My family, mainly my parents, feel they are entitled to 1/4 of the amount.”

“I offered to pay off their mortgages and give them a little sum but that’s not good enough once they found the total amount.”

IDontWantToGiveItUp went on to explain his difficult relationship with his parents – who described as “the definition of a distant white middle-class family”.

Gay lottery winner asks how much money he should give his homophobic parents

He also recalled their reaction to his coming out when he was just fifteen – stating they refused to speak to him for over five years.

“When it comes down to it, I don’t feel like they are entitled to anything and I’m being as generous as I can be,” he continued.

“The conversation got ugly and when my mom said, ‘we raised you,’. I immediately thought about how both my parents didn’t talk to me for 5yrs (ages 15-20), when they found out I was gay.

“And I almost failed high school because of it. Is that raising someone? Obviously I have hangups,” he added.

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“How do I explain to them what my plans are again and how it doesn’t involve them?”

“I don’t want to ruin the relationships but I feel like the damage is done. I feel like a lot of people are going to say ‘F**k them.’”

Indeed, the majority of respondents to the post agreed with him – with a large majority suggesting he instead donates a portion of his win to a LGBT charity… in his parents name.

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