Couple fall out over fantasy lottery win

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A married couple’s good humoured conversation about how to spend a hypothetical lottery win has ended with the relationship in tatters.

Having enjoyed the better part of a bottle of wine, Peter and Laura Thape embarked on the familiar journey of divvying up the winnings from an imaginary win on the National Lottery. But Peter’s thoughts about helping out his mum and dad have left the couple needing counselling. Laura Thape explained the size of the problem.

‘If he thinks we’re even giving a made-up £50,000 to his mum and dad, after the way they spoke to me, he can forget it,’ said Laura

‘Maybe if she loosened her knicker elastic a little more often, we wouldn’t be in this position,’ said Peter, from his new flat above a vacant Blockbusters’.