Right numbers, incorrect date: a South African guy who thought he won the lottery finds out the hard way he did not.
A young man from Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal in Southern Africa who laid claim to a National Lottery prize of R33 780 698 ($3,470,796) recently was not only the victim of a bad crime, but also the target of not reading the correct date in the ticket; something lots of us could probably relate with, we’re sure.
Robbed by Cops?
The non-winner 26-year-old Sipho Ngcobo ended up being allegedly relieved of his admission by thieves clothed as police officers who became jealous of his boasting and saw ways to earn some money that is easyso they thought) by taking it upon by themselves to go to the house of the winner with firearms. As a result, he and his household opened up an incident of theft and the police that is real investigating the incident.
However, it is now been verified by South African authorities that Ngcobo had the date that is wrong in fact, he did not even purchase his ticket until Oct. 14, and his ticket was actually for the October 16 draw; the winning ticket under consideration ended up being for October 13. So even though his figures were appropriate, his date had been wrong, and timing, as they say, is everything.
No-Name Winner Vindicated
This should come as great news to the particular (unnamed) winner; local newspapers said Mr. Anonymous had already claimed their prize „South African Man’s Losing Lottery Ticket in Keystone Kops Mess“ weiterlesen