Sunday, January 24, 2016

Woman claims £33m lotto ticket was destroyed in the wash, presents tattered paper

As the hunt in the UK for the owner of the unclaimed £33million Lotto jackpot intensified, a woman has reportedly come forward claiming to have the winning ticket.
But, she claims, there is just one small problem - it has been through the washing machine.
According to The Times, the blonde-haired woman presented the tattered bit of paper to a newsagent in Worcester on Friday.

Natu Patel, who runs Ambleside News in Warndon on the outskirts of the city, was Friday revealed to have sold the jackpot ticket.
The 64-year-old was told by National Lottery bosses that the winning ticket was bought in the area.
He said that it would be "wonderful" if it was bought in his shop - though he won't know if it is unless he scans it.

Therein, according to The Times, lies the problem - the all-important date and barcode have been scrubbed off the woman's ticket.
The woman, who claims to have found the ticket in the pocket of a pair of jeans that had been in the wash, told The Times: "I’ve been a nervous wreck.
"I haven’t slept all night. Since I found it in my jeans pocket, my daughter and I have been drying it out with the hairdryer.
"You can see 2016 but not the date. This is one of only two shops I buy my tickets, and I remember coming in here the day, or the day before [the draw], because I had to buy something else.

There's no way to confirm the woman's claims though.

The winning ticket holder has until Thursday July 7th to claim the cash or it will go to National Lottery projects.

77 comments:

augustine muta said...

OK.. morning Linda

Flawless Ricko said...

Wake up to see this!! Wow..tins happen..LIB

augustine muta said...

omor d ticket is real den her family witch is behind dis. she drink?

Edem victor said...

Oh dear! E fit be u o..lol


OKORO UPGRADED

Unique Treasure said...

story story. ... gambling and de story dat comes wit it

STERN said...

Did i just hear 33million POUNDS? not even dollars

Unique Treasure said...

story story. ... gambling and de story dat comes wit it

Spiff Ovoka said...

Free cash

Mimi Izuogu said...

Bad luck.

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu... Y u dey careless wit d ticket na?

Lucky Aghom said...

Further investigation will reveal the truth. @securityman

Musa Danjuma ll said...

See gobe!

YOUNGBUHARI said...

33m no be small money.. Make I check my pockets if I go see the ticket

Anonymous said...

Eeyah...



Be smart about it next tym woman.

Meenah_wakil in instagram

Anonymous said...

Eeyah...



Be smart about it next tym woman.

Meenah_wakil in instagram

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

See as devil take punish her. I must win that bingo sha NI ,at least £10m. You all shall see,I will come and testify on this blog after winning. Hope alive 2016.

chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

Adejoke fasasi said...

So sad


#Hajia Mufliat

BONARIO NNAGS said...

wawu! if her claim is true, I feel for her since there's no way it could be confirmed.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

AMIJEZ said...

Awwwww,see loss.

okafor richard said...

Na so pple go dey crazz...why u 4get am 4 ya pocket....seee 33million dollars wey supoz change ya life...carelessness dts wah I call it

Mayberry said...

Am very sure it's for dat woman, I ve a strong feelings d money belongs to dat woman.

Edobabe#replinda#

Christopher Anthony said...

Yimu!!

A*B Nice said...

Aiit!

azeez adeola said...

Enter your comment...
Ghen ghen.

Amy Amy said...

Eeeeyaaa sorry maa

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Witches ohhhhh....the witch wey dey do u strong oh..dem hold your picture dey blow am breeze...










~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Jenny Duby said...

No be small money o, she could be saying the truth..#LindaConfirm

efere erere said...

Oh!! Oh!! Oh!! Bad luck. I cn undstnd if she really has a nervous brekdown cos 4 psn 2 win ds kyn money, wen u wan claim am u c say d ticket don spoil. Jesu. Is faint I is, if it was me. Lol

Babylawyer. said...

Let the lie begin. Lol. Can't blame them, hunger is everywhere.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, money is gone, chai, with all humility and honesty I have feelings for Linda Ikeji and would sincerely wish to meet her in person this year as part of my resolution.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Chai see moneyyy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Olumide David said...

Poor woman!

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE... ok ohh next hmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Okay

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

Oh my God hope the woman will fined any means to claim this jackpot this money is too big to lose God help ooooh

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

Oh my God hope the woman will fined any means to claim this jackpot this money is too big to lose God help ooooh

uche ekwulugo said...

Dat NA big money o


AJ MAIN BOY...

chioma oranebo said...

Chai wat luck

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen...





Post my comment

Bonita Bislam said...

Aaaaah this isn't fair to the holder

HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Pls get both hair dryer, iron n stove to dry it

don snipes said...

That is Н̲̅Ơ̴̴͡ώ I almost lost my Nairabet winning ticket last year. Whn I realized hv won I tore down my room serching 4 it luckily I found it in my dustbin outside ma door

shuga diva said...

a lot of money

shuga diva said...

a lot of money

Juliet Iwuno said...

Devil at work. I reject such IJN, Amen! Linda take note!

Maureen Mordi said...

Eyah

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahh..pele..

princess Stella said...

Oooh dear! I hope she gets through with d money.

princess Stella said...

Oooh dear! I hope she gets through with d money.

warri mercyjohnson said...

Ehya
I know how she feel

temitope faizat said...

That is so sad evil spirits

Anonymous said...

Not cool

Pesin Pikin said...

Jeez! She has to claim her prize o

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Take it to the laundry men to iron it

I MUST WIN LINDA GIVEAWAY said...

Linda plus tell them I am the one who played it..... at least if I claim it I won't be here hustling for ur 100k

Efenairajahblessme 7 said...

Now woa dry am change of story ticket

Gloria Madu said...

Wow badluck

daniela desmond said...

Story for the gods...sorry for u dear

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Wetin don lost don lost...

ahabike daniel said...

Money must be made

edovia jensita said...

I pray for u.

Anonymous said...

Yes o. Terrible attack

Anonymous said...

Yes o. Terrible attack

Voke Muemuifo said...

She should take it to the printing press

golda awosika said...

Lol, cmon dry d tyn





#*karlishah*

boomie said...

Madam, oya go on your knees and begin to pray "every enemy from my Uk village that does not want you to prosper and wants you to carry basket of poverty .... Die!!!!

Omagara Nonso said...

May we never throw away your blessing this 2016 IJN!

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Please reprint another one quick, no stories,

kings computers limited said...

Story story.

Chizoba Orjioke said...

Kai! That's ow God will bless someone and the person will carelessly trow it away.. Ow dey wan confirm this her story now, eeh?? Soo much money involved..

Linda I hv arrived, post my comment.

izy 2 nv said...

THIS WOMAN WAN USE LAGOS PATTERN LOL. THE TICKET HAS BEEN ALTERED. AND THAT CAN BE DONE ONCE U CLAIM ITS BN THRU THE LAUNDRY MACHINE

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

What a silly mistake

Oluwa Bukola said...

N I somehow feel she 's telling the truth. Goodluck.



#Linda'spal

Anonymous said...

This is why I buy my tickets online at sites like lotto365.com.
No worries about the ticket getting lost, stolen or ruined in the wash.
Poor woman must be going nuts about this.

Phil Hope said...

The story created the gutter press frenzy in UK. In fact Camelot official confirmed that the true winner came up. Still he or she or they decided to remain anonymous. Agree the whole story gives a solid reason to buy the tickets online, I do that, for instance at Icelotto review and feel secure.

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