Man finds £50k lotto ticket - a day before its expiry date!

Published Monday, Oct 6 2014, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
You know that fabulous feeling you get when you find a tenner in your trouser pocket? Well, imagine finding a lotto ticket worth £50,000!

We can only dream of how lucky James Wilson felt after finding a lottery ticket he thought he'd lost.

James Wilson, found his winning lottery ticket after six months

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James Wilson found his ticket after six months!

The 28-year-old, from Bristol, found the Euromillions ticket in an old wallet nearly six months after he originally bought it in March.

And after checking his numbers, he realised he'd won a whopping £51,232.90. But his elation soon turned to worry, as he realised how close it was to it running out.

Warehouse worker James said: "I called Camelot straight away but because it was so late in the evening, their lines were closed until the morning.

"I can't tell you how relieved I was when I got through to someone the following morning and they confirmed I wasn't too late to claim my prize."

The newlywed plans to put part of the winnings on a deposit for a new house and treat his wife to a new car.

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