Woman Who Hit Headlines After Claiming She Put £33M Ticket Through Wash Has Died
The grandmother who hit headlines after she tried to falsely claim a £33million Lotto jackpot has died aged 49.
Susanne Hinte, from Worcester, died of a cardiac arrest at her home yesterday, her daughter has said.
According to the Evesham Journal, a van was spotted outside her house today, as relatives arrived to sort through her belongings.
Neighbours told the Mail Online that they had seen police and paramedics at the property yesterday afternoon.
Susanne was dubbed the 'Lotto Gran' after she contacted Camelot last year to claim half of a £66million jackpot. She claimed to have found the winning ticket, but said it had been damaged after she washed a pair of jeans with the ticket in the pocket.
Investigators from Camelot soon found that the ticket was not correct and hadn't been a winner. Eventually the real winner came forward.
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Susanne Hinte has died aged just 49. Credit: PA
Speaking after her claims were found to be untrue, Susanne said she regretted the whole thing and it had left her feeling suicidal.
She told the Mail: "I wanted to be dead. I couldn't understand why all of a sudden I was hated by so many people. I didn't do anything wrong."
A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We can confirm that it was called to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest at a property in Borrowdale Drive, Worcester, at 5.35pm yesterday.
"An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent on arrival at the scene that nothing could be done to save the patient and she was confirmed deceased."
A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Police were called by the ambulance service to an address on Borrowdale Drive, Worcester at 5:40pm yesterday, August 14.
"A woman, aged 49, was declared dead at the scene. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner. Her next of kin are aware."
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