The £84 million EuroMillions win that wasn't
No, the real winner of the £84 million EuroMillions win remains anonymous, but a story regarding a mistaken reading of a ticket has begun to make the rounds.
The Scottish Sun today tells the story of Sadie McGhee, 65, a cleaner living at Mount Florida, Glasgow.
During a canteen debate with co-workers at the city's Victoria Infirmary as to whether anyone had yet won the £84 million. The group consensus was that it had not. "So I said it might be me, and fished out of my bag what I thought was my ticket.", she told the Scottish Sun.
As her workmates read out the drawn numbers, one by one Sadie matched them to what was printed on her ticket. Appearing to have matched all the numbers, Sadie screamed, shouted and panicked. So much so that her boss took her home.
On arriving home, her husband checked her ticket. It turns out she had been looking not at her entry ticket, she had been looking at a copy of the results slip.
After calming down, realising that she had not won, Sadie seemed to retract her earlier feelings of excitement, and instead amplify her earlier panic.
The Scottish Sun quotes her as saying, "At the point when I believed I had won, I kept thinking about what a ridiculous amount of money it was."
"It was a horrible feeling and I didn't like it. I never want to feel that again."
"Anyway, I have everything I want."
"If I had won, I would have given the money away."
Her husband worried about being attacked at the front door by people demanding money.
So that's a non-£84-million-winning happy, calm ending.