Credit: This story was first seen on the Daily Mail
The woman who claims she put the winning £33million lottery jackpot ticket through the wash has already received letters from strangers asking for money – despite the fact she has yet to receive a penny, according to the Daily Mail.
Forty-eight year old Susanne Hinte from Worcester claims she accidentally washed the winning ticket in a pair of jeans and is now waiting to hear from Camelot to see if she is eligible for the payout.
Ms Hinte, a mother-of-two and grandmother-of-four who is originally from Germany, lives just a mile away from Ambleside News where the ticket was sold and is said to be in ‘floods of tears.’
On Friday, when Camelot launched a huge hunt for the unclaimed ticket worth £33,035,323, Ms Hinte is thought to have run into the shop with the damp ticket, which she said had accidentally been put through the washing machine.
The winning numbers, 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58 were visible but the date and barcode had been rubbed off.
Speaking outside Ms Hinte’s rented home this afternoon, her daughter Natasha Douglas, who works as a shop assistant at Morrisons, said: ‘She has never said “I’ve won the lottery”, she’s said she has the winning numbers and I’ve seen them.
“She’s already had begging letters from people asking for money.
‘She works and has worked all her life but I’m not saying what she does. If she has won she wants to set her family up for life and she plans to give some money to charity.”
A Camelot spokesman confirmed that it was aware of the case and advised the woman to contact Camelot in writing.