Money, they say, is the root of all evil, and even when someone tries to do a nice thing, situations can get out of hand so quickly. Just ask David Dawes, who won over $200,000,000 in the EuroMillions lottery back in 2011. Since that time he's been in physical fights with his son and been sued. Now it's hard to see a way for this father and son to reunite.
A recent court ruling means David is going to hold onto his millions, but he may never get his son back.
When he won the lottery, David was overjoyed and his son Michael was the first person he called.
"You'll always be taken care of," he said at the time. Michael took that sentiment of support and love, and put it to the test.
Michael quit his job in IT, bought a house, a car, and even gave a huge amount of money to his partner's family. His partner also quit his job as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
With no money coming in the pair proceeded to go through life with their hand out.
In two years they went through almost $5 million dollars. Take a moment to let that sink in.
In a million dollar home, driving a BMW and throwing around cash like there was no tomorrow, Michael went through more of his father's money than you will ever make.
Time and time again Michael would show up looking for more cash. Being a loving father David often obliged. Until enough became enough.
At Angela's birthday party the pair had a falling out for the ages. Michael showed up empty handed and was generally dismissive of his stepmother. As the night went on both Michael and David drank more and more. The predictable happened.
When David refused to give Michael any more money, his son flipped.