Categories: Unexpected
Tags: AITA, drama, family, games, money, picture, prizes, reddit, top

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Keep your eyes on the prize!

There’s nothing wrong with that, right?

Well, some people seem to disagree with this young woman who ended up getting a nice payday from her grandfather.

Was what she did wrong?

Check out her story and see what you think.

AITA for accepting the prize money for winning a game I didn’t know I was playing?

So I (21F) went to my grandads (80M) house last week and he handed me a jar full of cash with my name on it.

She learned the rules of the game…

He told me to count it and it came to £3200. I asked him what it was for and he explained the rules of the game he’d been playing with the whole family:

From the 1st of December 2023, to the 31st December 2023, every time a member of the family visited him, he’d put £100 in their jar for every hour they spent with him.

At the end of the month, the person who spent the most time with him would receive all of the money in their jar, and the others would get nothing.

He obviously didn’t tell anybody that he was doing this so that no one spent extra time with him to get the money.

She was the winner.

I won his “game” by £600, so 6 hours more than the person who came second (my uncle).

At first I didn’t want to accept the money, only because I didn’t think it was right to play games with people without them knowing, especially not your family.

But after a while he convinced me to take my prize money because I “earned it”.

Her mom wasn’t happy.

When I got home, I told my parents about the money and explained his game to them.

I told my mum where she came on the scoreboard (4th) and she was understandably upset at her father for making us unknowingly compete with each other.

Then she told the rest of the family via a group chat.

Not everyone was on board with this whole thing.

So now pretty much my whole family is mad at my grandad for doing this, but also me for accepting the money.

He is an old man and he’s not exactly a millionaire, so they think that I should have refused the money and confronted him for what he did.

I think that if he was willing to play this game then he obviously has no problem with giving the money away, and he did insist on me taking it.

Also, he’s always been a weird guy, so although I don’t agree with what he did, I’m not too surprised, so I don’t think I should have had to start an argument with him about it.

Let’s see what Reddit users had to say about this.

One person said she’s NTA and had a good idea…

Source: Reddit/AITA

This individual thinks these folks are jealous.

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One person said her grandfather sounds weird…

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This reader said she’s NTA but also thinks that the grandpa is wrong for doing this.

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And one individual said she’s NTA and said they should take a trip together.

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Gotta stack that cash!

Any way you can get it…