A German lottery winner who scooped a jackpot of more than £6 million (US$11 million) didn't claim it for ten weeks as he wasn't sure he wanted the money.
The clerk from Dortmund, who wishes to remain anonymous, was the only player to tip the six correct numbers in the January 3 draw, entitling him to £6,360,000.
However, nearly three months passed before the lucky winner presented himself to WestLotto with his winning ticket saying he had taken time out so he could "think things over".
The company had thought the winner was unaware of his luck and had been searching for the ticket holder in a poster campaign.
WestLotto spokesman Elmar Banfaste described the new millionaire as "exceptionally cool". The winner had spent some time considering whether to forfeit the money altogether.
He said: "I needed some time to think things through in peace."
The idea that the money could be used to help other people finally persuaded the winner to show up at the lottery's offices in Muenster. He is now considering setting up a charitable foundation.
After first talks with his WestLotto adviser, the man has disappeared again to think things over some more.