I noticed yesterday that some lucky individual won the 150 million Euro Lottery. A single ticket purchased in the United Kingdom has enabled it’s owner to grab that metaphorical brass ring. As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim the money.
I cannot even begin to imagine what that must be like. How to react to finding out that you have scooped all that money.
Do you jump for joy?
Do you pass out from shock?
Do you run and hide in the wardrobe and hope that no one knows it’s you?
Do you repeatedly check the winning numbers, just to make sure?
Do you rummage through your cupboards looking for the ticket?
Do you rush out to the nearest Off-license to buy champagne?
Do you stand looking in the mirror admiring the ‘new’ millionaire who looks back at you?
Do you make a list of all the friends and relatives and charities that you are going to reward?
Do you sit staring at the wall, dazed and unbelieving?
Or do you do none of these things. I am concerned that the winning ticket owner may have had instant cardiac arrest the second they heard their numbers being read out or upon checking their numbers were indeed the winning ones.
Could some poor individual be lying in the hospital as I write this? Unable to tell the world, or more importantly, the Euro Lottery officials that they have the winning ticket?
I mean, just how fickle is fate? Whenever I see in the news that someone has scooped the big lottery win and have not come forward to claim it, I think, ‘What if between buying the ticket and the draw, they get hit by a bus?’
Who gets the money then? A close relative, a spouse, their kids?
I remember reading some time ago that a huge proportion of lottery wins go unclaimed. So okay, I can well imagine some hapless guy or gal losing or misplacing the winning ticket. Or even worse, destroying the lucky ticket and never being able to claim the prize.
I can only hope that if I ever manage to pick that winning combination of numbers that allows me to greatly improve my financial situation, that I don’t have the sort of bad karma that will affect my chances of collecting the money.
In the meantime, I’ll pay close attention to the news and continue to wonder who won this latest big prize.
And I’ll just throw this out there, you know, to be helpful. But if you need any help collecting or claiming or figuring out how to spend that money. I’m here. All you have to do is ask.
I mean, I would even claim the money for you.
I’m that helpful.
- UK News: Lottery heads wait for £148m winner (walesonline.co.uk)
- Lottery heads wait for £148m winner (standard.co.uk)
- £148m Lotto Jackpot Goes To UK Winner (news.sky.com)
- British ticket holder scoops £148m EuroMillions jackpot (telegraph.co.uk)
- Lottery winner scoops second-biggest UK jackpot (itv.com)
- UK ticket wins £148m Euromillions (bbc.co.uk)
- National News: Lottery heads wait for £148m winner (coventrytelegraph.net)