Pensioner claims she won £113 million EuroMillions ticket and husband lost ticket

Pensioner claims she won £113 million EuroMillions ticket and husband lost ticketPensioner claims she won £113 million EuroMillions ticket and husband lost ticket

COVENTRY, UK – A pensioner from the Midlands town of Coventry is the latest person to claim that she is the winner of the £113 million, British record jackpot winning ticket. She hasn’t got any concrete proof to show that she is in fact the winner as she claimed her husband had mistakenly thrown out the ticket with the rubbish.

The woman, in her 70’s, told the Coventry Telegraph that “I play the lottery, the Euromillions and the Thunderball every week, but my husband takes the ticket off me and I don’t see it again. That’s why I always write my numbers down.”

There has been incredible speculation on the identity of the winner of the biggest lottery prize to be won in Great Britain since the draw was made and Camelot, the lottery operator has been flooded with over a thousand written claims from people saying they are the winner of the prize. Camelot, as of yet, has not even revealed the location of where the ticket was purchased but again speculation in the press seems to indicate that it was purchased in Coventry, Warwickshire.

The latest claimant said that she bought the ticket and jotted the numbers down on her notebook before giving the ticket to her husband for safe keeping. She added that she only checked the numbers after rumours spread that the winner lived in Coventry.

According to the National Lottery, the woman still has a chance to win the prize amount. Camelot said that there is a strict policy regarding lost ticket claims which means that a person that loses their ticket has 30 days to make a claim, which they have to do in writing. Any claim will then be thoroughly checked by a security team, which will take into account any evidence such as security camera footage from the shop where the winning ticket was bought, before deciding whether to pay out any money to the claimant.

Another rumour came out today that a group of students in Coventry bought a ticket together and won the money and have yet to verify the claim as they are too busy partying.

The true winner of the record jackpot has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize amount. Any winner is currently losing out on an estimated £9,000 per day interest payment, which they could live on easily without ever touching their original prize amount.

The winning EuroMillions numbers from the October 8th draw were 9, 30, 35, 39 and 46 with Lucky Star numbers 6 and 8.

Published: October 19, 2010

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