Jackpot lottery winner thought he’d won £10

Worcester News: THAT’S JUST THE TICKET:  Co-operative staff, left to right front, Stacey Jones and Katy Ellis with, back row left to right, Craig Pall, Kath Bullock and Bev Hands celebrate the big lottery win which happened at their store. THAT’S JUST THE TICKET: Co-operative staff, left to right front, Stacey Jones and Katy Ellis with, back row left to right, Craig Pall, Kath Bullock and Bev Hands celebrate the big lottery win which happened at their store.

A LUCKY lottery winner who thought he had won £10 was shocked to discover that he had actually scooped more than £50,000.

The mystery man was given the good news by staff at the Co-operative store in Ombersley Road, Worcester, who told him he needed to contact the National Lottery claims line after his prize money exceeded £50,000.

The ticket holder had gone in to the store on Monday believing that he had won the game’s lowest prize of £10.

And he thought staff were joking when the cashier checked the £1 ticket on the lottery machine and told him that his prize money was much bigger.

Staff said they did not know which Lotto draw he had entered, but if it was Saturday’s game the man could have won a four-way share of the £5.7 million jackpot or £57,319 for matching five numbers and the bonus ball.

Store manager Gary Heason said staff were thrilled that a customer had received such a big windfall.

“It was a bit of a shock first thing on a Monday morning,” he said.

“Our cashier told him he had to contact the National Lottery and he kept laughing saying ‘you’re messing around, just give me the £10’.

“She told him that she was serious, so he took the ticket and went away.”

A Camelot spokesman said he would not be able to confirm or deny any details.

However, news of the windfall has created a buzz around the supermarket and staff hope the luck will rub off on other customers who buy their tickets at the store.

“We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason.

Winners can claim prize money up to £100 at retailers, between £100 and £500 at the retailer’s discretion, or at the Post Office and up to £50,000 from the Post Office after completing a prize claim form.

But payouts over £50,000 must be made in person at the winner’s home, an agreed location or a regional centre.

It is not the first time that National Lottery players in the city have won large amounts of money with a woman scooping £1m in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle in January.

A man from Dines Green scooped £2.4m in February 2012 and in 2008, hostel chef Herbert Plant, of Blackpole, Worcester, won £2.6m.

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10:12am Thu 18 Apr 13

Maggie Would says...

“We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason.

Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway.
“We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason. Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway. Maggie Would

1:07pm Thu 18 Apr 13

TDH123 says...

Maggie Would wrote:
“We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason.

Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway.
"Maggie Would", are you unfamiliar with the concept of luck? LUCK is when RANDOM factors operate in one's favour.
If something is "completely random" and you benefit from it, for example by winning a prize, then you are in luck!!
[quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: “We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason. Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway.[/p][/quote]"Maggie Would", are you unfamiliar with the concept of luck? LUCK is when RANDOM factors operate in one's favour. If something is "completely random" and you benefit from it, for example by winning a prize, then you are in luck!! TDH123

9:13am Fri 19 Apr 13

Maggie Would says...

TDH123 wrote:
Maggie Would wrote:
“We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason.

Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway.
"Maggie Would", are you unfamiliar with the concept of luck? LUCK is when RANDOM factors operate in one's favour.
If something is "completely random" and you benefit from it, for example by winning a prize, then you are in luck!!
Thank you for your explanation, I understand the concept, but as far as I am concerned, luck doesn't exist. To quote Samuel Goldwyn 'the harder I work the luckier I get.'
[quote][p][bold]TDH123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: “We are delighted that our lottery till has proven lucky for one of our customers and we wish them well,” said Mr Heason. Er no, it's completely random. There's no luck involved. Hope the winner enjoys his prize, anyway.[/p][/quote]"Maggie Would", are you unfamiliar with the concept of luck? LUCK is when RANDOM factors operate in one's favour. If something is "completely random" and you benefit from it, for example by winning a prize, then you are in luck!![/p][/quote]Thank you for your explanation, I understand the concept, but as far as I am concerned, luck doesn't exist. To quote Samuel Goldwyn 'the harder I work the luckier I get.' Maggie Would

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