Considering the notion of sharing, Mostyn J reviewed in detail the particular features of lottery wins and the question of whether they are to be regarded as matrimonial or non-matrimonial property. Having considered several Australian decisions concerning lottery wins, Mostyn J also found that these were of limited use in this jurisdiction. The judge found that thewife had been unilaterally playing the National Lottery, without the husband's knowledge, and bought the tickets from her own earned income. He decided that the initial lottery prize of £500,000 was non-matrimonial money. However, when she purchased what was to become the new family home with her lottery winnings, she converted that part of her non-matrimonial assets into matrimonial property.