A young couple claim they missed out on a £182 million lottery jackpot when their tcket payment didn’t go through.
Liam McCrohan and Rachel Kennedy had chosen the correct winning numbers.
But a lack of funds in their online account meant the ticket wasn’t bought.
The Scottish couple said they were “heartbroken” at the mistake.
National Lottery bosses have responded to the young couple’s misfortune.
A spokesperson for Camelot said:
“We’re aware of Rachel’s story and hope she gets in early to buy a ticket for the next big draw.”
Liam 21, and Rachel 19, had picked the same numbers for five weeks before the mega-jackpot draw.
Their numbers were 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11.
Rachel, a business student at Brighton University, told the Sun:
“I called my boyfriend Liam and my mum into the room and they couldn’t believe it either, so I was like, ‘oh my god I need to call them’.
“I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said, ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’.
“I was on top of the world when I thought I had won, but when I found out I hadn’t, Liam was actually more upset than me.”