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€126M Euro Millions lottery ticket was purchased online

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Euro Million's biggest lottery winner didn't know she had won €126 million (US$170 million) because she was in bed with flu.

The lucky but ill woman was the only jackpot winner of Friday's Euro Millions drawing.

She failed to realize her numbers had come up until she dragged herself to work on Monday to save herself from being fired in recession-hit Spain.

The unnamed 25-year-old, from Majorca, said, "I still had flu on Monday but with the crisis we are going through, I decided I had to go to work anyway out of fear of losing my job."

She had bought her ticket from an internet vendor, who repeatedly tried to contact her by email and phone over the weekend.

But she ignored them all because she was sick, before finally answering their call at work.

Jose Mieres, director of the Web site serviapuestas.es, said, "When she found out, she was shocked and incredibly emotional at the same time."

"She was asking lots of questions, and we immediately put in place the protocol for these cases.  They will come to Madrid and we will tell them how to act during the first days. We will explain to them the process of collecting their winnings and we will give them financial advice if they ask for it."

The winner, who is unmarried but has a boyfriend, picked all seven numbers — 4, 23, 24, 29, 31 and lucky stars 9 and 8 — for Friday night's draw.

Friday's jackpot had rolled over six times because nobody in the six European countries where tickets are sold had matched the correct seven numbers since March 20.

She will now pick up the biggest Euro Millions jackpot check ever awarded to a single person — for €126 million.

Previous record holder, Ireland's Delores McNamara, won £77 million in 2005.

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: May 14, 2009, 8:16 am - IP Logged

See young people win too!  WTG!  Lucky boyfriend or is it good bye boyfriend!

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    ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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    Posted: May 14, 2009, 8:53 am - IP Logged

    CONGRATS To the lucky ill lady

      its funny that you can,t use an american credit card to buy euro millions tickets ,but you can use the same cerdit card to buy all the american lottery tickets you want ,on line.whats wrong with this picture.

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      ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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      Posted: May 14, 2009, 8:55 am - IP Logged

      CONGRATS To the lucky ill lady

        its funny that you can,t use an american credit card to buy euro millions tickets ,but you can use the same cerdit card to buy all the american lottery tickets you want ,on line.whats wrong with this picture.

      hey TODD,,,,,,thanks again for the write-up...US Flag

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        Posted: May 14, 2009, 11:01 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to the lucky winner!

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          Posted: May 14, 2009, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

          Awesome!  Congrats to the winner!  She is set......I would try and get out of Spain as soon as possible.  If she would like to come to America...I would be glad to show her around!  LOL

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            Posted: May 14, 2009, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

            PartyWOW Lucky woman......My turn next.....

            "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                          Psalms 37:34

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              Posted: May 14, 2009, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

              Amazing. Congrats to her!

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                Posted: May 14, 2009, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations Thumbs Up

                "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
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                  Posted: May 14, 2009, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                  If thats what it takes to win a jackpot,then bring on the flu.I can put up with a little vomiting and diarhera for that kind of money!

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                    Posted: May 14, 2009, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                    She gave me a great idea,i will buy my ticket online too!

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                      Posted: May 14, 2009, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to her!

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: May 14, 2009, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Some people have all the luck! can anyone tell me if there' re having problems with betslip.com.

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                          Posted: May 14, 2009, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the big jackpot winner...she is very very lucky.

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                            Posted: May 14, 2009, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                            CONGRATS To the lucky ill lady

                              its funny that you can,t use an american credit card to buy euro millions tickets ,but you can use the same cerdit card to buy all the american lottery tickets you want ,on line.whats wrong with this picture.

                            No you can't. Buying American lottery tickets is a strictly cash affair. I'm surprised nobody corrected you unless I am wrong and guys will come out to correct me.

                             

                            Yeah at 25 the young lady with no children has time and energy to put the money to good use, I wish her success in that.