A HEARTBROKEN husband has shared how his wife called it quits over the phone and immediately married another man after she bagged a huge lottery jackpot.
Narin, 47, has now launched a legal battle against his ex-wife Chaweewan, 43, hoping to get half of her lottery wins of nearly £300,000.
Narin has launched a legal battle to get part of his ex- wife’s winnings[/caption]
He claims his former wife broke up with him over the phone[/caption]
Chaweewan insists the pair from Isan, Thailand, who had been married for 20 years, had broken up several years ago over the phone.
Narin who was working in South Korea to support his family, claims his ex-wife simply broke up with him over the phone last month without giving any explanation.
He returned home earlier this month only to find that Chaweewan had already married someone else after scooping £300,000 (12 million baht) on the lottery just days earlier, a local police officer said.
Narin told local media: “I was shocked and did not know what to do.
“I am disappointed. I did not expect that my wife of 20 years would do this to me.
“I only had 60,000 baht left in my bank account because I gave money to her every month.
“I want to call out for justice and the money that I deserve.”
Narin says he only found out about the lottery win from his daughters.
And even though he does not hold a marriage certificate as the pair never made their relationship official, his lawyer insists he is still entitled to half of the winnings as family members can confirm their long-term relationship.
On the other hand, Chaweewan claims the pair had broken up several years ago over the phone and insists her neighbours are aware of it.
She has now filed a complaint for defamation against Narin and claims she did not hide her lottery win from him.
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