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EuroMillions Winner Makes Big Mistake

One of our journalists on the team here at Euro-Millions.com recently heard about a player in Spain who made a big mistake when he misread the numbers on his lottery ticket and immediately decided to act on the inaccurate information. Before we continue let us point out that this tale is merely hearsay, but it does contain several important lessons for players everywhere, so it is well worth passing on. Apparently, a man in Spain had played the EuroMillions game with a ticket purchased offline....

He decided to check his numbers after enjoying a long night of beers and banter at his local bar, and when he did so he discovered that he had landed the multi-rollover jackpot. Delighted by his win, the player decided that he would start making the most of his financial freedom by doing something that he had wanted to do for almost twenty years… he told his wife that she was both fat and ugly and that he wanted an immediate divorce.

His wife was of course devastated. She packed a small case and went to spend the night with her mother who lived in the next village, just a few miles away. Her husband, still jubilant that his lottery dreams had come true, walked over to the fridge, took out several bottles of beer and worked his way through them until he fell asleep.

The lottery winner woke up with an alcohol-fuelled headache the next morning, but the excitement of his success quickly returned and he went to check his ticket once again. That is when the colour drained from his face. He had matched all seven numbers alright, but across two separate lines, giving him two minor prizes and not the multi-million jackpot fortune he had thought!

When the man drove to the home of his mother-in-law to explain himself and offer an apology to his wife, he was rejected on the spot. His wife had been up all night thinking about things and had decided that she was better off without her husband anyway…

There are several things that EuroMillions players can learn from this tale of woe. First, always buy your tickets online so that you can receive proper notification if you win a major prize. Second, don’t check your lottery results if you are drunk. And third, don’t make any major life-changing decisions until you have your winnings in your bank account!

Play EuroMillions online today and you could win the €185 million jackpot this Tuesday 12 July. Enjoy the game and good luck!

Written by Stephen Mallard

Published: Mon, 11 July 2011 - 9:41am
Last Updated: Thu, 5 June 2014 - 11:32am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com