While people who suddenly win the lottery or find themselves collecting a massive inheritance out of nowhere can be changed, it's sometimes the people around you that change the most. Out of nowhere, people come popping out the woodwork with special requests or offers to take you out to fancy places (and have you pay for it!) Having money doesn't mean every day is "Crazy Rich Asians," as nice as that would be...
When a recent Reddit user asked people who suddenly came into a lot of money for their horror stories of friends and family begging for their new cash, people were ready to share. Remember, the grass (and the money) is always greener on the other side!
So I wouldn’t consider it “a lot” of money but I won $5000 on a scratch off that was given to me on my birthday by my aunt. It was just a $2 scratcher and obviously nobody thought I would win that much. I scratched it in front of everyone and they were all super excited for me except my aunt who demanded the ticket back because she paid for it. I even offered to split half with her.
Long story short, she took me to small claims where the judge pretty much laughed and she didn’t get shit. Haven’t talked to her since