A British teenager was left distraught after missing out on the £182 Million (R3,1 Billion) EuroMillions payout, after her ticket payment did not go through due to insufficient funds.
Rachel Kennedy, 19, couldn’t believe her eyes when she double-checked her numbers following the draw on the EuroMillions app and saw a notification that read “Winning Match”.
She called her mother and boyfriend into her room to confirm the notification. The trio envisioned how the payout would change their lives.
However, their dreams came crumbling down when a call to the lottery company, Camelot revealed that the transaction of purchasing the ticket did not go through, due to insufficient funds in her account.
‘I called the number thinking that I had won £182million (R3,1 Billion) and they said “yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through”.
Rachel, a Brighton University student played the same numbers - 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 – for five weeks in a row until they actually came in.
A spokesman for Camelot said: ‘We’re aware of Rachel’s story and hope she gets in early to buy a ticket for the next big draw.’
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