Blackburn man posts “winning” EuroMillions ticket to Camelot

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BLACKBURN, UK – A 77 year old man from Blackburn and his family have everything crossed in the hope that the pensioner hasn’t missed out on a million pound win after he sent what he believed to be a winning ticket to Camelot, the National Lottery operator.

Bernard McHugh only found out that he was a £1 million winner from the EuroMillions draw made on November 12th when he checked the details of the unclaimed winning tickets in the newspaper a couple of weeks after the draw was made.

Rather than calling Camelot to register a claim, Mr McHugh put his name and address on the back of the ticket and sent it to the Camelot address provided on the back of the ticket.

The Daily Mail quote the Blackburn pensioner as saying, “I thought that is what you were supposed to do. I saw the address on the back of the ticket and it said winners should contact them so that’s what I did. My family couldn’t believe it when I told them I’d won. When they asked where the ticket was and I told them I’d posted it, they were shocked.”

He added that he was not worried about the ticket not getting to the Camelot offices, especially since he was told over the phone by Camelot staff that it could take up to ten days for the ticket to reach them.

The £1 million prize that Bernard believes he won was from the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.

Published: November 30, 2010

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