Should you split the lotto winnings with your ex?

A man was going through a divorce when he won the lotto and had to share his millions.
3:29 | 06/26/19

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Transcript for Should you split the lotto winnings with your ex?
It's time for "Lunch dish." We're going to throw out some topics out there, some stories we found and we really like, we're going to share with you guys, sometimes they cause discussions, maybe a little debate, hopefully there's no fighting when you hear these stories. I'm going to start off first, because this one here man, this one here -- there's this guy from Detroit, he's a Michigan man, he's getting divorced, which is not a good thing. Disappointing. Been going through it for two years. He's been going through the divorce for two years. Well, in the midst of this divorce he won the lotto. Okay. Oh, yeah. $80 million. 80 million. But his wife is like, hey! So the judge was like, yeah. They said, they considered it marital property even though they have been separated for two years. They ordered him to give her half of the money. So -- so, hold on. She got divorced and rich. Trust it, take it from me. That's the best way to be. Michael. But, okay, so, here's the thing, the judge said when they were married she was the primary breadwinner. He made like 36,000. She made over 100,000. So, the argument is -- this is not his first lotto ticket he's brought. He was using marital money to buy them before -- so, how do you feel? Do you think -- they've been going through the divorce for two years. He wins the lotto and now she comes back and gets half of the money. I think this is one of the scariest things to me when I think about marriage -- of course we share things, but I think it's important that everybody has their individual stuff. It's just not fair to me. If I have a marriage, married to someone, the contract is going to say everything I have is mine and everything you have is yours. That might sound terrible. You worked hard -- What do you mean that sounds terrible? I wish I married you. It's only fair. It's only fair to me. But to me, the hard part is not so much if they were married and he won -- and, by the way, he got 38 million after all the taxes. He ends up with 19 million, still a lot of money. If they were still married and got divorced after, Yo, you got to give up half. But the fact they have been separated for years, and because there's still in the midst of this, that's kind of confusing to me. But that's how it all goes down. You got to be sure. Who thinks he should have to give up half the money? Who thinks if you win and you're already going through a divorce for two years, that money is yours? Okay. Well, our opinion doesn't matter because we're not the lawyer. We're not the judge. It doesn't matter. So true. Okay, this I thought was

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