Man Claims $3.3 Million Winning Lotto Ticket Was Binned
A man has come forward claiming that he was lucky enough to score a winning ticket worth $3.3 million in the lottery…The only problem is that before he could claim his generous prize, the ticket was thrown out.
David Renshaw says that he handed the winning ticket in at a Granville train station news-agency over twenty years ago when the words “provisional winner” appeared on the till.
He claims that the man behind the counter didn’t speak much English and when he questioned him about the prize, the newsagent said he wasn’t a winner. The ticket was then allegedly thrown in the bin.
Mr Renshaw is now suing NSW Lotteries for millions of dollars in unclaimed winnings. He claims that it wasn’t until he had a conversation with a friend in 2015 that he realised he might have been the missing third winner of a $10 million dollar prize, worth $3.3 million plus interest.
Lawyer for NSW Lotteries, Justin Hogan-Doran, has said that Mr Renshaw’s case was “doomed to fail” and is aiming to have the case thrown out of the supreme court.
“There is no record of the ticket that he claims to have purchased…he has no record of that ticket. We have no record of that ticket,” he said.
Mr Renshaw says he wants NSW Lotteries to provide access to something he calls “the winning data file”.
A decision has not yet been made on whether the case will proceed.