In Amsterdam, Netherlands, a woman who won a lottery prize during a divorce is not obligated to share it with her ex-husband.
No doubt, her ex-husband wanted part of her 2.1 million euro ($3.2 million) winnings, since he claimed in court that they always played the lottery using shared funds during their 30-year marriage. Divorce papers were filed in October 2014 and finalized the following June, while the prize was won on New Year’s Day 2015. The judge noted that the pair had separated their finances over four years before the divorce and the woman had paid for the ticket from her own money.
Could something like this happen in Ontario?