Yeah, he absolutely would lose, because there’s no way he can actually sue for anything. What’s he going to go with? “My siblings also got the same money I did”? Naw, buddy, any judge with half a brain cell would throw that case right out and give you a nice tongue lashing at the same time. But can we talk about that amount for a moment? Fifty K for thirty years is one and a half million dollars.
Almost ANYBODY would be over the moon to get that kind of payout! What’s this guy’s deal? Plus, the siblings (at least two) also got the same amounts, meaning the parents were multi-millionaires. That’s quite the God Family you have there.
A Little Bit Extra
This story doesn't have a will, but it very well could have been a message in a will, and it happened after someone departed from this mortal plane, so we're counting it. Alyce got to cash in big-time thanks to her husband's winnings, and he left her a very sweet note at the same time.
We don't know how she went about claiming all that money so long after the tickets had been purchased, but if the story is to be believed it equaled a tidy sum of money. Hubby might have even been able to skirt around some of the taxes that come with inheritance thanks to this clever ploy.
Setting Down the Rules
Great-grandad seemed like the kind of guy that set fair rules of play above winning. The kind of guy that celebrates a loss as long as it was a good game. All he had to do to make sure nobody was upset about their inheritance was add a small clause that created some easy-to-understand ground rules. If you have a problem with your share, you're going to get less, and there's nothing you can do about it.
It seems to us that the kind of family that would need this clause is the kind that has a lot to gain, so Great-grandpa probably went about this the right way to keep things friendly.
There's no explanation why this person got a grand of grandma's cash. There were plenty of explanations for why other people only got a penny, which might as well be nothing these days thanks to the inflation. But as for why this one grandchild got a big payout, it's hard to say. Maybe she called her grandma more than once a year? Hint hint for those of you who still have grandparents.
Everyone who got a penny also got a mean comment along with it, so maybe we can just chalk this one up to eccentricity on the grandma's part. A lot of wills here contain at least a little bit of that.
A Brief Pet
First, it's quite strange to leave a goose to someone, especially if it can just fly away and never return. What kind of goose was it? It doesn't matter, they're all monsters. If you ever have to deal with Canadian Geese, you know it to be true. Second, your grandmother's step-father's brother? What's going on there? Do most people get along that well with their step-great-great-granduncle?
And why does he have a goose? The more we think about this, the more questions we're coming up with. Maybe this is just one to leave alone. It's either that or finding a way to keep a goose from flying away, and that's too much work.