Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021

Lottery ‘winner’ claims she washed £18.5m ticket – and may not get prize money

An £18.5million lottery prize winner may have washed the chance of a massive fortune down the drain.

A woman told workers at the store which sold her the ticket that she put it in her trousers – and it was destroyed in the laundry.

The shop boss said a surveillance video showed that the woman had bought the ticket there, and she is known to store workers. A copy of the video has now been passed to lottery bosses, the manager said.

But officials at the lottery say if a ticket is lost, punters must provide evidence that they owned it – such as a photograph of the front and back of the ticket.

Thursday marked the last day to redeem the $26million prize – equivalent to £18.5million – and no-one else had come forward, said Cathy Johnston, from the California Lottery.

She said the claim would now be investigated.

The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold at a convenience store in Los Angeles.

The shop stands to receive a £92,000 bonus.

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If the prize is not awarded, the money will go to public schools in California.

In other Lottery news, Care worker Vicky Channing was left crying tears of joy after winning £30,000 playing People's Postcode Lottery.

The 32-year-old, from Broad Oak, Kent, scooped the prize after her postcode, TN21 8TN, was announced as a winner.

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But it wasn't until she received a Zoom call from People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson that she learned how much she had won.

When Matt revealed the cheque, tearful Vicky said: “Oh my God! Are you serious? Thank you so much, that’s amazing!”

Vicky plans on treating her two children, who are six and eight years old, to a trip to Disneyland when restrictions allow.

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