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We were the Lotto 6 aus 49 kings – but only for one night!

Lottery24 – Lotto 6 aus 49 player matched all numbers in the wrong drawFranz Engelen from Mönchengladbach (a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany ) thought he had won the jackpot on the German Lotto 6 aus 49 following the Wednesday 19th November 2014 draw on the ZDF television channel, only to find that the television broadcaster had shown the draw from the week before by mistake.

So it turned out that Franz Engelen matched this week the winning German Lotto 6 aus 49 numbers which were drawn last week, without even knowing. Unfortunately for him it was one week too late and the TV channel apologised for the mistake and re-arranged for another German Lotto draw.

However, Franz Engelen didn’t realize – “I was on the go, so I quickly looked at the draw, wrote down the numbers and turned off the TV. When I compared the numbers with my lottery ticket and saw that six numbers matched I could not believe my luck.”

The dream of big German Lotto money only lasted one night.

Since he and his wife had to go out, he didn’t try to claim his win and did not call his friend from the syndicate either. “That could wait until the next day. Instead, my wife and I wondered whether we would buy our daughter a condo from the winnings, as there was around €950,000 to be paid out.”

The shock of the next morning:

But on the next day, the dream of winning the German Lotto 6 aus 49 had suddenly burst like a bubble. Fellow player Reinhard Coenen, 52, said: “I knew that we had not won because I didn’t check the numbers until very late that night and by that time, the TV Channel had corrected their mistake. So I didn’t even get to see our supposed winning numbers”. He continued to explain that Franz thought we had won until the next morning when he broke the news to him: “He was devastated“, said Reinhard.

Despite the mistake with the draw, German Lotto 6 aus 49 fans will continue to play every Wednesday and Saturday, in a bid to win the great prizes on offer.

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