Here in the UK we recently had a HUGE jackpot-just like back home. Coincidence? Anyway, Susanne Hinte,48 year old Grandmother of FOUR, said she had the winning ticket but left the ticket in her jeans, which she put in the washing machine – and now the barcode and numbers are difficult to read. Oh sure. That old chestnut. If I had a penny for every time I heard THAT excuse I would be a millionaire. For real. What really troubles me about this story is not the excessive amount of money that Susanne has won but rather that she is a GRANDMOTHER at the age of 48. What the what? This is beyond crazy. But who am I to judge? I eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We are all different. Clearly.
So Susanne accidentally put the winning ticket in the wash. She is still waiting to hear from Camelot to see if she is an official winner. So after the wash cycle the numbers were still visible but the date and barcode had been rubbed off. Man oh man. Susanne had really bad luck but at least we know she washes her clothes. Silver lining for sure. So for now, Susanne waits to hear if she can collect her winnings. She has already started receiving ‘begging’ letters as they call them here. Oh and she has a lot of new family members she never knew existed. Poor Susanne, I hope it works out for her. Here she is pictured below.
One last thing. If you win the lottery in the US-you have to pay TAX on it. This leaves you with considerable less money than you started with. And we ALL know who invented tax…Britain. But in the UK, when you purchase your ticket at £2-that includes the tax which you have paid when you purchased the ticket. Also, if something in the UK costs £4.99 that is the price (tax included.) So if Susanne wins, she will get the full 33 million pounds and there will be no tax deducted, as she paid tax when she purchased the ticket. Simples.