A TIKTOKER lost the lottery almost as suddenly as he won it – after realising he had made a very foolish mistake.
Fred Asquith took to TikTok to share the unfortunate misunderstanding with his followers.
Fred claimed that the lottery email implied he had won the jackpot, when really all he had won was one of their smaller prizes.
He prefaced his post by saying he doesn’t usually do the lottery, but that each time he does he’s caught out by their emails saying “you’ve won a prize”.
He questioned whether all winners receive the same email, or if the winner of the big pool of money gets an email saying “You’ve won the f***ing lottery!”
“Because I sign in thinking I’ve won the lottery, and I don’t play the lottery that much, but when I do I feel like this happens every time.
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“And I’m like… oh its £5… oh its a lucky dip.
“I’m not saying I’m owed winning the lottery, but can you get a scale of emails, can you tell me the amount or something in advance.”
He then giggled to himself and added: “Because I’ve just went and spent a hundred grand this morning before I signed in.”
Plenty of users were quick to rush to his defence though, saying that they share in his pain.
One user wrote: “I got the email the day after set for life… I didn’t think there was any other prize (spent the money in my head)… I won £5”
Another said: “they used to word it… ‘we have some exciting news for you’… I think a few people went beserk and spent money before checking thinking they won it”
While a third said: “I watched a documentary once, and apparently its the same email for a jackpot… and a lucky dip”
Meanwhile, a couple who thought that they won the £182 million EuroMillions jackpot have also had a nightmare with their winnings.
Students Rachel Kennedy and Liam McCrohan had received a message on the UK’s National Lottery app saying they had a “winning match”.
But they were left “absolutely heartbroken” when they called to claim the pot and were told their Direct Debit payment had been declined.
Rachel, who was studying business at Brighton University at the time, didn’t have enough cash in her bank account to pay the £2.50 charge.