Would-be winner is “absolutely heartbroken” over simple mistake
By Kate Northrop
Two students from the UK were left devastated after a payment error caused them to lose out on a £182 million (US$254 million) EuroMillions jackpot.
The couple experienced an rollercoaster that is emotional of an eternity if they saw their typical figures arrive into the EuroMillions drawing on Fri., Feb. 26. Their goals of reaching status that is multi-millionaire suddenly quashed when they discovered that lack of funds in their bank account prevented them from claiming the enormous prize.
Rachel Kennedy, 19, and her boyfriend Liam McCrohan, 21, played their numbers that are usual 6, 12, 22, 29, and 33, with fortunate movie stars 6 and 11 — for the EuroMillions drawing on Friday, roughly they thought. Going back five days, Kennedy had payments that are automatic up with her account to buy one EuroMillions ticket with those numbers for every drawing.
As luck would have it, the payment for the ticket did not go through due to insufficient funds in her account the one time their numbers came through in a drawing.
However, the Brighton University student was greeted with a notification on the EuroMillions app that told her a story that is different increasing the ultimate confusion and heartbreak.
“I proceeded the application also it stated ‘Winning Match’ and thought, ‘Oh my god, i have won,” she told sunlight. “therefore we called my boyfriend Liam and my mum to the space, as well as could not think it either, that she did not actually have the funds in her account to process a payment for the ticket.
“I so I was like, ‘Oh my god, I need to call
Kennedy phoned the Lottery under the impression that she had won a lifechanging jackpot, but they informed her was on top of the world when I thought I had won, but when I found than I was,” she continued.
McCrohan out I hadn’t, Liam was actually more upset, an economics pupil, had been wearing down the winnings and finding out the way the two of these would invest the funds before he also heard the news that is tragic. He took to media that are social broadcast their disbelief.
“When your Mrs. chooses never to have fun with the EuroMillions… and all sorts of 7 of her usual numbers show up,” he posted on Twitter with a screenshot of the ticket that is online that never truly purchased.
According to McCrohan, he originally posted the screenshot for his following of about 120 users to see, but his story quickly garnered more attention and amassed over 31,000 likes.
“I was too embarrassed to post anything about it,” Kennedy admitted.
Kennedy was also planning in her head how she would spend the prize and said that it was not meant to be.(*)Having originally picked out that particular set of numbers using a random number generator, she has since vowed to never use them again, dubbing them “unlucky. that she could picture the perfect dream house and car before realizing” it absolutely was among the two sets of figures she’d utilize frequently, one other family that is being.(*)”i have never ever won any such thing before,” Kennedy confessed. “we have simply got the worst fortune with regards to things like this.”(*)The EuroMillions jackpot for the Fri., Feb. 26 drawing ended up being advertised by a success in Switzerland.(*)