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.
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.
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.