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Woman claims that she put €43 million lotto ticket in the wash

She says it was in her jeans.
Jan 23rd 2016, 1:18 PM 41,318 26

AN ENGLISH WOMAN has claimed that she threw a winning lotto ticket worth £33 (€43) million in the wash.

Sky News reports that the woman rushed to her local newsagent in Worcester with the ticket.

However, while the numbers – 26, 27, 46, 47, 52, 58 – were correct for the recent £66 (€86) million draw, there was no date, barcode or serial number.

The woman told The Times that she had found the ticket in her jeans pocket and had tried to dry it with a hairdryer.

“Since I found it in my jeans pocket, my daughter and I have been drying it out with a hairdryer. You can see the 2016 but not the date.

“This is one of only two shops I buy my tickets, and I remember coming in here the day before (the draw), because I had to buy something else.”

Camelot, who run the UK’s lottery, advised the woman to get in contact with them.

The 9 January jackpot was shared by Scottish couple David and Carol Martin and another winner, who bought the ticket in Worcester but has yet to come forward.

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The winner, if it is not the anonymous woman, has until 7 July to come forward.

In Ireland, tonight’s jackpot is expected to reach around €14 million.

Read: Lotto machines and website crash as whopper jackpot heads for €12m

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