She won the lottery but she didn’t known .It’s extremely common for lottery players to forget their numbers, neglect to check the winning numbers or even lose their tickets somewhere. After all, the only thing ensuring that they can prove they have a winning ticket is a small piece of paper – whether it’s a physical or digital one. If that were to get lost, fall out of a pocket or be left on a bus, then it’ll be someone else’s lucky day if the numbers win a jackpot.
Thankfully, lottery enthusiasts can now play their favorite games online. It might not sound like a huge convenience or a big deal, but it was for Jacqui Shannon, a full-time charity worker for the NSPCC. For over a decade, she played the lottery every time it was available without fail. She had absolutely no luck in the past 10 years except for the occasional small win here and there. After so long without a jackpot win, it can be quite discouraging and Jacqui would commonly forget about her tickets or neglect to check them until days or even weeks after the balls were revealed.
Fortunately, since she decided to play the online lottery, her tickets were kept safe in an online account that she could access at any time. However, another feature that has popularized online lottery is email notifications – and this is exactly what alerted Jacqui. “I genuinely believed, when I saw the email, that’ll be another £2.40 because that’s all I ever won” she said. However, this would prove to be Jacqui’s lucky day because instead of a small consolation prize, she had won a jackpot of millions.
Jacqui only found out almost three weeks later that she had won.
Fortunately for Jacqui, leaving online tickets for that long is not a problem because the system records everything and has proof that a ticket was bought by the player with their specific numbers. Jacqui was so shocked to find out that she said “When I saw the email telling me I had a win I assumed that it was something small so just didn’t get around to checking it. Had I known I was a millionaire for those weeks, I wouldn’t have had to worry about how we were going to get my car MOT’d!”
Jacqui is just one of many players who has experienced the convenience of online lottery. If she bought the ticket at a store, then who knows what could’ve happened to the winning ticket. Chances are, she may not have even realized that she was a winner and the ticket could’ve been lost somewhere by now. This isn’t actually an uncommon occurrence either, but thanks to online lottery, it can be a thing of the past and people can receive instant warnings regarding their lottery winnings.
Online lottery has really become a phenomenon over the past couple of years. It’s made it easy for players to enjoy the game in the comfort of their own home without needing to go out and buy tickets, and having all their tickets stored is incredibly useful in the event they forget or even lose a ticket.