WOMAN DISCOVERS WINNING LOTTERY TICKET IN HER HANDBAG – Most lottery ticket buyers check their tickets the moment the lottery balls are being called out in the hope of winning big but for Jane O’Brien she pop hers in her handbag and forgot all about it.
For nearly three months Jane O’Brien was oblivious to the fact that she was walking around every day with a cool one million pounds in her handbag.
By sheer luck Jane decided it was time to empty out her bag and it was then she discovered her lottery ticket. By this time the ticket was twelve weeks old and was about to expire as the 180 day deadline for making a winning claim was looming fast.
Before discarding her ticket Jane decided just to check the numbers and it was a good job she did for after checking, checking and then checking again, in pure disbelief, Jane realized that she had hit the EuroMillions jackpot worth a very tidy £1 million.
“I must have then checked it so many times. It got to the point where I had my finger on the PC checking it one digit at a time,’ said Jane as she celebrated with a glass of Champagne.
There was a number on the back of the ticket and I called it and said: “I hope I’m not wasting your time but I think I’ve won a million pounds.”
After giving her the numbers the lady said: “It’s okay, you can scream now.” Jane O’Brien
Jane, who works the Transport for London as a traffic operator said that she had no intention of giving up work but maybe she won’t have to keep on working those double-shifts in order to meet the bills.
Jane is now planning on treating herself to a shopping trip in New York stating that 5th Avenue is certainly going to know I turned up.
Jane is also planning on taking a luxury cruise around the Caribbean with friends in order to celebrate her good fortune and finally being able to afford to buy her own home.
I’m guessing about now there are quite a few ladies checking the bottom of their handbags and quite a few gents rifling through their wallets.