By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:41 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 05:42 GMT, 7 January 2020
Four children have been handed $1.2million each after a legal battle to get their estranged father's huge Lotto win.
David Wayde Carson, from Nelson, New Zealand, won the $16.7million prize in 2009, before his death in 2015.
Mr Carson left nothing to his children or grandchildren in his will and they didn't find out about their father's death until two-and-a-half-years later.
He claimed his children 'had been paid out many years prior' and had little contact with them since separating from their mother in 1974.
But after discovering they were discretionary beneficiaries under a trust, the children made a claim for part of Mr Carson's estate to the High Court.
Four children were able to receive more than $1million each after their late father won a staggering $16.7million in the Lotto