Australian man sues lottery for $3.3M ticket discarded 10 years ago

Australian man sues lottery for $three.3M ticket discarded 10 years ago

An Australian man is suing New South Wales Lotteries, pronouncing a shop clerk threw away his $three.three million profitable ticket greater than a decade ago.

David Owen Renshaw stated he entered an OzLotto attract September 1997via purchasing a ticket from Greenfield Park and when he returned every week later to have it processed the lotto terminal displayed the phrases “provisional winner.”

Renshaw stated the attendant then knowledgeable him his ticket wasn’t winner and threw it away.

“I believe my ticket was destroyed by an employee of the Granville [newsagent]. I asked him what the words meant — I didn’t know what the words meant until 2015,” he stated.

He argued the worker did not talk English smartly and used to be not able to correctly keep in touch whether or not he’d offered a profitable ticket or now not.

“I don’t mean to be rude to the man, but he shouldn’t have been using that machine,” he stated.

Renshaw stated he used to be discussing a big jackpot with a pal who steered “provisional winner” should have supposed one thing on Boxing Day 2015, once they found out an unclaimed jackpot from the 1997 draw.

“I started writing letters to NSW Lotteries straight away,” he stated.

NSW Lotteries attorney Justin Hogan-Doran has denied its machines use the word “provisional winner” and mentioned if the word used to be used it will point out the quantity gained used to be greater than $1,00zero, now not essentially a jackpot.

Hogan-Doran also known as for the case to be struck down for the reason that knowledge Renshaw equipped did not fit any profitable ticket on report.

“He has no record of that ticket, we have no record of that ticket, therefore it cannot be produced. It would be doomed to fail,” he stated.

Updated: March 7, 2018 — 8:24 pm

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