Woman Who ‘Washed £33 Million Winning Lottery Ticket’ Found Dead

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The woman who tried to claim a £33 million lottery jackpot by saying she had put the ticket through a washing machine cycle, has died.

49-year-old Susanne Hinte is thought to have had a heart-attack at her home in Worcester on Monday afternoon.

Last year the grandmother-of-four contacted Camelot claiming that a soggy lottery ticket she pulled out from a washing machine, with no date or barcode, was a winner.

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German-born Susanne, known as Lotto Gran, sent the crumpled ticket, but her plan was exposed when the real winner came forward with a legitimate ticket.

There were several hundred false claims for the lottery ticket, but most were dismissed immediately.

A police spokesman confirmed:

Police were called by the ambulance service to an address on Borrowdale Drive, Worcester at 5:40pm yesterday (Monday, 14 August).

A woman, aged 49, was declared dead at the scene. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.

Next of kin are aware.

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Following her lottery fraud, Susanne was subject to a tirade of online abuse and trolling.

Previously speaking about her life after the incident, Susanne had said that ‘No amount of money I could ever get could make up for what happened’, and that she wished she had never done it.