Woman hides £46k-winning lottery ticket then forgets where she put it

A diligent lottery winner hid away her winning ticket worth £41,000 for safekeeping, only to forgot where she put it.

Srijana Wosti, 41, of Silver Spring, in the US state of Maryland, stored the valuable slip in an old suitcase when she realised she was about to be $50,000 richer.

Wosti initially thought she had won a $50 (£41) prize before she scanned the ticket at the Kemp Mill Beer, Wine and Deli in Silver Spring in June, and realised she had scooped the much heftier sum.

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Terrified she might lose it before cashing it in, she had hidden it in the old suitcase for safekeeping.

She told her friends and family about the ticket and planned the big day when she would claim it, but suddenly realised that she had forgotten where she had hidden it.

Srijana told lottery officials that she was terrified the ticket would end up no longer valid and had scoured the house before finally finding it in the suitcase where she had placed it months earlier.

She said: "I was so relieved to find it, and to know I wasn't too late."

The ticket holder had paid $5 for the Family Feud scratch-off ticket saying that she chose it because she liked watching the show where the winning tickets were revealed.

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She said: "I like to watch the show on television, and I like that Steve Harvey."

This comes days after another man in Maryland won the jackpot after playing the same five numbers (40710) numbers for five years.

Arnold Foster, 38, won £160,000 last Wednesday (November 30) and told Lotto officials he thought "it was about time" his favourite numbers won.

The hospital worker said he was going to use the money on a deposit for a new house and put some towards his children's education.

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