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Weeks Later, Man Strikes It Rich With Lottery Ticket

Britain's Andrew Clark wins $86M after his niece and partner convince him to check, finally
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2018 9:06 AM CST
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(Newser) – Britain's Andrew Clark likes buying lottery tickets but not, apparently, actually checking to see whether he's won. Now, however, the 51-year-old is $86 million richer because he finally listened to his partner and niece about checking the stack of old tickets in his van, reports Sky News. "It was about 8pm and we were watching telly when (his niece) reminded me again about the tickets," says Clark. "I finally gave in, got the bundle out of the van and started to work my way through them." Which is when he discovered that he'd won the 12th-largest jackpot ever in the UK. The winning EuroMillions numbers had been selected six weeks earlier. "It almost feels like some magical Christmas story," he says. (Read more lottery winner stories.)

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