Fleetwood couple 'won £35m Lottery jackpot but got nothing because they only had 60p'

Edwina and David Nylan thought they had won £35m on the lottery
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A couple from Fleetwood were left in disbelief after winning the lottery, only to discover they couldn't claim their winnings.

Grandparents Edwina and David Nylan thought they had won £35m on December 23, 2015 after picking six winning lottery numbers. However, they were later told by the Lotto operators Camelot that they weren't to become millionaires after all, as there was no record of their transaction.

Speaking about the events on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Edwina says the realisation left them "particularly numb" and "shocked." She added: "It was like a dream really, you felt as though it wasn't really happening."

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The couple purchased a lottery ticket through their online account, with three attempts to do so. On the third attempt, they thought it had gone through - but after seeing their numbers drawn and no correspondence from Camelot, they soon realised it wasn't to be.

Edwina and David did not have enough money in their lottery account to purchase the ticket, meaning it never went through in the first place. Edwina explained: "I think there was some sort of issue that wasn't allowing us to top up, every time we tried it just wasn't going through."

When the cash-strapped pair matched six numbers - 01 - 02 - 04 - 19 - 28 - 41 - on the Lottomobile app, they thought their dreams had come true. But as they only had 60p in their account, the purchase wasn't successfully completed.

Having planned what they would have done with the money, Edwina says the couple would have purchased a motorised wheelchair for her 46-year-old sister. She added: "I'm not bothered about the monies, I just want some answers.

"I was told when I spoke to them on the phone originally that the numbers were registered. They saw those numbers but it hadn't been purchased."

Closing up the interview, broadcaster Piers Morgan stated the person Edwina and David spoke to at Camelot don't have a record of the numbers and couldn't have verified them. As a result, they dispute the grandparent's version of events.