A British couple missed a £ 182 million lottery jackpot after failing to pay for tickets.
Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, were “broken” when they discovered they hadn’t won despite their usual numbers.
The couple’s ticket payment failed.
Lottery UK: Couple missed £ 182m
Students chose numbers 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6, and 11 for five consecutive weeks.
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Then, during the draw on Friday, all seven numbers appeared.
Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with the usual numbers.
However, due to insufficient funds, the payment for the ticket was not carried out during this time.
Rachel told The sun: “I went to the app and it said ‘Winning Match’ and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I won.’
“So I called my friend Liam and my mom in the room and they couldn’t believe it either, so I said, ‘Oh my god, I have to call you.'”
However, after calling the number, Rachel was told that she hadn’t won the full amount because she didn’t have the money in her account.
Liam admitted that he “already got it in my head” while Rachel was “relaxed”.
He said, “I was absolutely broken when we heard the man on the phone say we hadn’t bought the ticket.”
Liam admitted that he “already imagined our dream house and dream car” but “got carried away a little”.
Lottery in the UK: others fail
It seems Liam and Rachel aren’t the only ones who have suffered a lottery bug.
Last year Jacob Simon missed winning a $ 1 million jackpot after his girlfriend changed his numbers to a godsend.
Jacob’s normal number selection would have corresponded to all five main numbers plus one of the two lucky stars.
However, his partner Chantelle switched the numbers because they had brought no luck all year round.
The plasterer told The Sun in December last year, “I’m sick. The more I think about it, the more I can’t believe it. We didn’t sleep at all. We fell out a bit. “
Firefighter missed £ 1.5 million
Meanwhile, firefighter Mike Boyd missed an incredible win because he was busy on a mission.
Mike couldn’t buy his usual ticket because he had a job in a village with poor reception.
He told The Sun last year, “I never missed a draw, I was just very unlucky. I’m not trying to go into that, but I really could have helped a lot of people. “
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Meanwhile, last April, a lottery player missed out on becoming a millionaire after failing to win a £ 1 million jackpot.
The player did not claim the win before their deadline and so helped fund National Lottery projects across the UK.
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