An Australian woman who refused to answer a blocked number missed out on nearly AUD$40 million, or CA$36 million, after she refused to answer a number that repeatedly called her.
“I thought it was a scam,” he replied, France Live reported on Monday.
On February 2, the winner of the AU$40 million jackpot in The Lottery draw allegedly refused to pick up her phone on several occasions, despite repeated calls from the lottery operator.
The latter even left several messages on the winner’s voicemail, in vain. Ironically, this calling system was established to prevent a winner from forfeiting his winnings.
It was finally a press release published on social networks that allowed the player to know the amount for himself.
“If you see a wave of missed calls on your phone, you might be the winner we’re trying to contact about life-changing news,” said The Lott’s report, according to the French outlet.
Immediately, she rushed to the phone to call back the lottery, which fortunately did not ignore the call.