January 06, 2004
I lost my lottery ticket...
This morning in the UK’s Guardian Unlimited — An Ohio woman is distraught about losing the winning ticket to the Mega Millions lottery jackpot. That’s a loss of $162 million. Ouch!
CLEVELAND (AP) - A woman has told police she picked the winning numbers for the $162 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot but lost the ticket before the drawing, according to a police report.
Elecia Battle, of Cleveland, told police she dropped her purse as she left the Quick Shop Food Mart last week after buying the ticket. She said she realized after the drawing last Tuesday that the ticket was missing.
The Ohio Lottery said that the winning ticket was sold at the store in South Euclid, about 15 miles east of Cleveland.
Battle, 40, would not talk about the specifics of when she bought the ticket, how she lost it or even if she was a regular lottery player. She planned a news conference Tuesday to announce a reward.
“I’m praying that someone finds the ticket, brings it forward and gets rewarded and from there we all live happily ever after,” said Battle, who cried as she talked to The Associated Press.
That’s my prayer, too.Posted by akvalley at January 6, 2004 06:55 AM | TrackBack