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Lottery Scratchcard Winners Who Won £4million Didnt Get a PENNY after Claiming

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This story dates back to 2021 , the sun published it yesterday, only three years late !!

I also posted another link from sky from 2021 as the sun links dont work sometimes

These two chancers bought a scratchcard and were elated to find they had won £4 million, even dancing in the shop aisle just after

They then went on a 4 day bender drinking champagne to celebrate their win

But it didnt end well when Camelot asked them for their bank account details and neither had one

They became suspicious and started an investigation

It turned out the bank card they used to buy the ticket was stolen

That invalidated the ticket and they were jailed

So justice was served in the end , but more champagne wasn't

UPDATE, the sun link doesnt work so i removed it , the 2nd link works

news.sky.com/story/two-men-jailed-for-buying-4m-winning-scratchcard-with-someone-elses-debit-card-12498443#:~:text=Two%20men%20who%20bought%20a,Common%20on%2022%20April%202019.

telmel
2 weeks ago
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BonzoBanana

They should have given the winnings to the person who owned the bank card although I guess the payment may have been cancelled but if that person did end up paying they should have got the winnings.

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telmel

BonzoBanana Ethically that should have happened B, but i bet they have rules that woudn't allow it

It mentions in the article that because of these two reprobates the next person to have bought a scratchcard could have been the big winner , so they deprived this person of that chance

Also i wonder what happened to the £4 million, would camelot have kept it ?

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jam45

telmel The Sun newspaper did print the story about these two thieves in 2021 because they complained to them about Camelot refusing to pay up.

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telmel

jam45 Cheers J, that makes sense, they probably idolised the Sun

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jam45

telmel hahaha

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Pfs

They should off given the money 💰 to me and I would have spent it wisely 😌 or give it charity

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telmel

Pfs Good options P

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MelissaLee1

Pfs Of course you would lol😜

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Auntielettie

I guess it's called karma that they were jailed but, that still leaves the winnings in the unclaimed column. I wonder what happened to it as it would have been assigned to that particular game and is unpaid.

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telmel

Auntielettie Thats what i was thinking too A, no mention of where it ended up

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MelissaLee1

We had a lad near me who drunk on the common .He pinched a lady's bank card and bought a million pound scratch card.He wasn't allowed it but neither was the woman.I think if I were her I would have turned an eye and settled for half!We live in the real world and I think I could fast forgive someone for half a million!

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telmel

MelissaLee1 Me too M

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MelissaLee1
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martinlufc5637

How did they think they were going to get paid , cash, lol serves them right

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Mick82

Karma at its best

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Lynibis

I hope they didn't use the stolen bank card to pay for their bender, or if they did I hope she got it back.

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telmel

Lynibis They probably did L , but i think justice was served when they didn't get paid out , they will have to live with that disappointment forever

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Pfs

I once had my bank card and PIN number stolen and somebody used it to spend money on so I reported it and also knew who it was yes I got my money back but that's all that happened

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