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UK couple miss out on £35 million Lotto jackpot after technical glitch

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
UK couple miss out on £35 million Lotto jackpot after technical glitch

A UK couple have claimed they missed out on £35 million Lotto jackpot despite having all six numbers after a technical glitch.

Edwina and David Nylan from Leicester tried to claim their winnings, but were told by Lotto operator Camelot that there was no record of their transaction.

The couple chose the winning numbers by using an app on Mr Nylan’s phone, which generates random numbers and then found they had insufficient funds on their online account.

After topping up, the couple believed their purchase had gone through.

Ms Nylan, 55, said: “I am gutted, but what can we do? We have played for years, and had our online account for some time, so it is not as if we didn’t know what we were doing.

“I have just had to carry on with things and not get too down.”

Camelot has confirmed the couple did attempt to buy a ticket, but said the player had insufficient funds and the attempts were not successful.