After 4 months, NIS 74 million jackpot winner comes forward

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April 13, 2010 18:59

 
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The winner of Israel’s biggest lottery jackpot of all time claimed his NIS 74 million prize on Tuesday, after he had carried the winning numbers in a bag for over 4 months.

Mifal Hapais, Israel’s national lottery told Army Radio Tuesday that they were confident the winner “would come forward at some point.”

Mifal Hapais said the jackpot winner had been walking around with the ticket in a bag since December and didn’t realize he had won because he always purchased several lottery numbers at once.

The drawing was held on December 26th and the lucky numbers on the “Double Lotto” ticket 24, 23, 21, 14, 8, and 6. The power number was 7.

Though few will shed tears for the lucky winner, he will have to part with 25% of his winnings – NIS 18 million, which will go straight to the income tax authorities.

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