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19th Jan 2016

A Scottish punter won a £1million gamble…and doesn’t even realise

Why would you not check your slip?

Ben Kenyon

If you’ve ever gone into a bookies to slap some money on something, you’ll be scratching your head at this one.

A mystery punter walked into a Ladbrokes in Glasgow and stuck £12 on a spin on the Irish Lotto then walked out…never to return

It turns out the customer won more than £1million on the gamble after dropping the jackpot on the lottery.

But Ladbrokes staff reckon the winner doesn’t even know they’re sitting on a million-pound ticket.

The bet was placed last Wednesday at the bookies in Westmuir Street, Parkhead – near Celtic’s ground. Now Ladbrokes are trying to track down the mystery winner to hand over their £1,018,020 prize, according to the Daily Record.

This Irish Lotto winner is Scotland’s third millionaire winner in the past seven days – after a Howick couple took half of the £66m Lotto jackpot and a lucky punter in Perth won more than £2m gambling on an online fruit machine with Paddy Power.

Check your tickets, lads.