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To think the single mum should get 33million

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Pistachiocray Sun 24-Jan-16 07:41:44

If she can remember where and when she bought the ticket and the man serving her can remember her.

These tickets should be in some kind of readable state after a wash.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 24-Jan-16 07:44:52

I believe she has sent the ticket to Camelot to be looked at. I think they know when and where the ticket was purchased so can look for evidence it was her.

Make a note everyone to pay using a card, so your transaction is traceable. wink

Purplepicnic Sun 24-Jan-16 07:46:37

I'm sure she'll get it but they have to go through their checks and be sure.

Your title sounds like she should get it because she's a single mum.

CantWaitForWarmWeather Sun 24-Jan-16 07:54:21

Single mum or not, if she bought the ticket and they can prove she did the she should get the money.

It doesn't make me any more hopeful for her just because she's a single mum though. I'm sure many people who aren't single parents could do with that money.

fififolle Sun 24-Jan-16 08:06:13

If she's married and very well off she should get her winnings. If she's 19 with 2 kids she should too. Absolutely nothing to do with circumstances, just whether it can be proved that her story fits.

Pistachiocray Sun 24-Jan-16 08:07:07

Sorry the single mum doesn't make her any more deserting, its just the few information that has been released.

ilovesooty Sun 24-Jan-16 08:07:20

Like others I think that whether she's a single mother is totally irrelevant. If the ticket passes the checks she gets the money: if not she doesn't.

Wishful80sMontage Sun 24-Jan-16 08:08:49

Hope she gets it must be sickening to know you were that close to changing your life forever and losing the chance.

wowfudge Sun 24-Jan-16 08:10:14

I think she'll have to wait 180 days for it too if she does pass the checks. But I think Camelot add the interest earned to the money then so it's not like she'll have missed out on anything.

ThatsNotMyHouseItIsTooClean Sun 24-Jan-16 08:21:05

From the photo I saw of her when I read about this just now, she looked to be in her 50s so whilst she may be single & have children, I'm not sure I'd describe her as a "single mum".
As the Camelot spokesman said, for it to have washed off the bar code & date but not the numbers seems very convenient for the woman concerned.

Witchend Sun 24-Jan-16 08:22:05

Camelot are right to check thoroughly though. It does seem a little strange that the numbers can all be seen, but all proof of date is missing. Not many people only ever buy one ticket, so the fact the store keeper remembers her buying one is not surprising.
If she genuinely did buy those numbers for that draw, I hope she gets it, if it wasn't her then I hope the real winner comes forward.

GingerIvy Sun 24-Jan-16 08:25:00

she looked to be in her 50s so whilst she may be single & have children, I'm not sure I'd describe her as a "single mum"

Do you think it's not possible to be in your 50s and be a single mum? confused

fidel1ne Sun 24-Jan-16 08:30:49

From the photo I saw of her when I read about this just now, she looked to be in her 50s so whilst she may be single & have children, I'm not sure I'd describe her as a "single mum".


Because 'single mum' doesn't mean 'single + a mum' then?

It means something closer to... what? Undesirable individual? Tart? WHAT? angry

DontOpenDeadInside Sun 24-Jan-16 08:32:34

If I had the winning ticket, but it had gone through the wash, I'd have contacted camelot ASAP. Not waited for them to try to find me. Theres no way I would just let 33 Million go without a fight. I hope if it is proven to be hers she gets it though.
Disclaimer: I've not read anything about the claimant until this thread.

BombadierFritz Sun 24-Jan-16 08:35:25

Sounds totally dubious

The single mum thing is the way women are always referenced by kids, even if all adults and left home.

fidel1ne Sun 24-Jan-16 08:37:31

I imagine, given the circs, it's a self-description Bomb.

Bookeatingboy Sun 24-Jan-16 08:43:01

I hope this works our for her. This is why I buy my tickets on line not that I ever remember to buy one

Anniegetyourgun Sun 24-Jan-16 08:47:39

I was a single mum in my 50s. I'm not any more because my youngest child turned 18, even though he still exists confused

No point me doing the lottery as I'd keep forgetting to check the numbers, and all these variants confuse the life out of me. I'd probably think I'd won the biggie only to discover it's the bonusthunderextranumberball one that I don't have a ticket for.

fidel1ne Sun 24-Jan-16 08:49:29

(Well quite Annie; Front page shocker - Women can conceive at 42 and up) hmm

BarbaraofSeville Sun 24-Jan-16 09:04:42

Is there a chance she is pulling a fast one, eg she bought a ticket for a later draw with the correct winning numbers from the big one, damaged the ticket deliberately and then concocted the story about it being washed when the news came out that no-one had claimed?

Of course she could be telling the truth and if she can say where and when she bought it, which camelot will know, and there are no other winners, of course she should get her winnings. the shop might have cctv too? Awful waiting for six months and would make a great story for a book or TV drama too.

TheSultanofPingu Sun 24-Jan-16 09:06:20

Of course she could be genuine, but I'm a bit dubious too.

It just seems strange that she only came forward after camelot announced that the ticket was bought in Worcester. She could be trying her luck.

If she's genuine, of course she deserves the money no matter what her circumstances are.

lighteningirl Sun 24-Jan-16 09:07:16

My children were 29 and 27 when I hit 50 my dbf were 8 and 12

fidel1ne Sun 24-Jan-16 09:10:45

Your dbf? Boyfriends? confused

RudeElf Sun 24-Jan-16 09:10:55

Is the question that she cant be a mum in her 50's or cant be single? confused

Many women have children well into their 40's and either dont have partners or separate from them. Its hardly outside the realms of possibility.

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 24-Jan-16 09:12:48

Isn't "Single Mum" seen as a derogatory term nowadays?

Single implies that the parent is on the lookout for a partner.

The preffered term is lone parent.

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