On Friday the 13th
Ironically, on Friday, August 13th, a lottery player from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania won almost one million euros. But he doesn’t seem to know anything about his luck, because he hasn’t picked up the money yet.
Vorpommern-Greifswald – Friday, August 13th was a lucky day for a lottery player from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. But the tide could turn now, because the lottery player doesn’t seem to know about his luck. He hasn’t picked up the money yet.
Eurojackpot: Lotto player has not yet picked up millions in profits
The lucky guy from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania won almost a million euros in the Eurojackpot with five correct numbers and one correct additional number. A total of 836,537.40 euros have been waiting for the lucky winner for over two weeks. The lottery company in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has no way of contacting the lottery player, because he gave the tip to a lottery office in West Pomerania-Greifswald. It’s anonymous.
It is different with the online lottery game or a subscription: “Anyone who taps online, by subscription or customer card, receives the winnings immediately transferred to their account,” explains the lottery company Nordkurier. That would be a surprise to the ignorant winner the next time they check their account balance. But in the current case, the unknown lucky guy has to take action himself. He or she can assert his or her winnings with the help of the game receipt at a lottery acceptance point or directly at Lotto Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Not an isolated case: lucky people who missed their lottery win
The forgetful lottery winner from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is not an isolated case. It happens again and again that lottery players do not notice their luck. It was only in June that a player from Brandenburg typed five correct numbers and two correct additional numbers and won 48 million euros. Three weeks after winning the million, the Land Brandenburg Lotto GmbH was still looking for the winner. The chances of typing five correct numbers and two correct additional numbers is only 1 in 95,344,200 with the Eurojackpot.
An Australian had also forgotten her lottery ticket during the lockdown and only noticed two weeks late that she had won one million Australian dollars (618,000 euros). These are the current winning numbers for the Eurojackpot on Friday. Perhaps one or the other wants to check their lottery ticket again. Just to make sure there aren’t millions waiting to be picked up somewhere.