The story published in the Daily Mail might be a distraction from what is happening in our land and in the world, but it is reported for a reason.. Not all claimants are.
Mother-of-two Susanne Hinte - the woman who claims to have washed the £33million jackpot ticket in her jeans' has submitted her ticket to Camelot.
Read full article with more photographs here.
A photograph of the battered ticket is published so we can see.
Holly and Phil - television presenters have taken the challenge to see what happens when they put tickets through the hot and cold wash....a rather predictable outcome..
Did she or didn't she - win of course, this is the question.
Natu Patel, owner of Ambleside News, said he remembered Miss Hinte purchasing a ticket in the 24 hours leading up to the January 9 draw
'Another source said the disputed ticket was photocopied by grandmother Miss Hinte, 48, before she posted it to Camelot for verification on Friday.
The source added: 'She has been careful to tell people that her win has not been confirmed, yet on the other hand she has been waving this ticket around with the winning numbers on it. It is all very odd.'
The image emerged as lottery bosses warned yesterday that anybody who maliciously attempted to claim they had won could face fraud charges.
Camelot has already revealed it has received hundreds of submissions from people claiming to have lost the winning ticket for the January 9 draw – with the numbers 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58.'
Only last week I was thinking, there is a vast amount of money that 'goes somewhere' when ot claimed and the research into this is not fully explored. But I wonder how many people 'forget' they bought a ticket and do not even check their numbers.
What is certain about this story - the people involved have become famous overnight...What will be the next chapter to unfold in the story?
Mrs Hinte is separated and not divorced - so even her ex has something to say about this.
Miss Hinte separated from her second husband, Nick Scott, 44, around 15 years ago, but the roofer told reporters on Monday that the pair were not divorced.
He added: 'I'm hoping she's won…technically I could put a claim in for half.'
Lottery winners have the option for publicity and it is quite possible, if this lady is a winner, she has gained much publicity in the process. Has a contract been made for this?
According to the BBC 'The operator had the discretion to pay prizes in respect of stolen, lost or destroyed tickets only if the player had submitted a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw, a spokesman said.
There is always a story behind a story...
What else is relevant to know?
Camelot Group[N 1] are the operators of the UK National Lottery. Camelot Group was awarded the National Lottery franchise in May 1994(though the lottery did not start until November 1994) and was re-awarded the franchise in 2001 and again in 2007. The current franchise period started in 2009 and runs until 2019, with a possible extension of up to five years. The Government body the National Lottery Commission is responsible for deciding who is awarded the franchise. The way the franchise was awarded to Camelot in 2001 caused some controversy because state-owned Royal Mail had a 20% stake in the Camelot Group.
On 31 January 2009 Camelot's third licence period started, which increases the money given to good causes, and increased retailers' commission from 5% to 6%. The third licence is for a ten-year period with the option to extend by a further five years.
Camelot have cut costs by 25% seeing numerous redundancies throughout the company.
- Camelot is a private limited company; its entire share issue is owned by a single shareholder.
- The National Lottery brand is owned by the Gambling Commission and licensed to Camelot as part of the franchise agreements under which Camelot operate The National Lottery.
Each pound (100p) spent on the National Lottery is split as follows:
- 50p Prize fund
- 28p Good causes
- 12p Government
- 5p Retailers as commission 
- 5p Camelot
- 4.5p Camelot for operating costs
- 0.5p Camelot for profit
Reports published about shareholders in 2009 and 2010
Sometimes a story comes to light for us to consider what else are are we meant to know,. Camelot is often associated with the legend of King Arthur but as William has also been given this name, he has many loyal followers - with a revival of the film in the making.
Peace be with you