Woman who put lottery ticket through washing machine IS NOT £33m winner

The woman who said she believed she had won £33million on the lottery was not the winner, Camelot has said.

Susanne Hinte said she put the ticket with the winning numbers in the washing machine by accident and sent the ticket to Camelot. The washed out ticket clearly shows the winning numbers, but the date and barcode are not visible.

Camelot has said it won’t be investigating CCTV footage from Ambleside News where she said she bought the ticket in Warndon, Worcester.

A security source told the Telegraph: "If Miss Hinte was even suspected of winning the lottery the first thing Camelot would have done is grab that CCTV footage. The footage is proof of where she bought the ticket and at what time."

Only five people know where and when the ticket was bought, according to Camelot. Speaking outside Miss Hinte’s home, her daughter Natasha Douglas, 28, previously said said: "She has never said she “I’ve won the lottery”, she’s said she has the winning numbers and I’ve seen them.

"She’s already had begging letters from people asking for money. She works and has worked all her life but I’m not saying what she does."

The day Camelot launched a huge hunt for the unclaimed ticket worth £33,035,323 Miss Hinte went into the shop with the ticket which she claimed had been put through the washing machine.

Shopkeeper Natu Patel, 64, helped Miss Hinte place the battered ticket on a piece of card ‘to stop it crumbling’ and she was encouraged to send it to Camelot for verification.


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