Thursday 18 January 2018

Man who played same lotto numbers every week loses $1.25m prize after throwing ticket away

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

AN AMERICAN man who played the same lottery numbers every week for years was out of luck when his number were finally drawn – after he threw the ticket out.

The $1.25m jackpot in Pennsylvania went unclaimed last month after the man, assuming he’d lost again, threw away his ticket before checking the numbers.

The man played the same numbers, 4-3-4-1-8 for every draw.

Last month was the final date to claim the prize, as the winner has one year to claim following the draw.

The unclaimed prize remains in the lottery fund.

However not to take the loss lying down – the man proceeded to spend $400 on tickets when he found out.

An employee of the store where he bought the lotto tickers told the New York Daily Record “he was mad”.

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