Appropriate numbers, wrong date: a South African guy who thought he won the lottery finds out the hard way he did not.
A young man from Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal in Southern Africa who laid claim to a National Lottery prize of R33 780 698 ($3,470,796) recently was not just the victim of a bad crime, but in addition the target of not reading the correct date regarding the ticket; something plenty of us could probably relate solely to, we’re sure.
Robbed by Cops?
The non-winner 26-year-old Sipho Ngcobo had been allegedly relieved of his ticket by thieves dressed up as cops who became jealous of his boasting and saw a method to earn some money that is easyso they thought) by firmly taking it upon on their own to see the home of the champion with firearms. As a result, he and his family opened up an instance of theft and the police that is real investigating the incident.
Nonetheless, it is now been confirmed by South African authorities that Ngcobo had the date that is wrong in reality, he don’t even purchase his admission until Oct. 14, and his ticket was actually for the October 16 draw; the winning solution in question had been for October 13. Therefore also though his numbers were appropriate, his date was wrong, and timing, reported by users, is everything.
No-Name Winner Vindicated
This will come as great news to the specific (unnamed) winner; local newspapers stated Mr. Anonymous had currentl (more…)