Susanne Hinte: 10 years prison, £33m and a ‘dodgy’ Scratchcard
“Lotto rotters” who claim to have won the National Lottery’s £33m jackpot can be jailed for 10 years , says the Daily Star. So far, over 400 people say they hold the winning ticket, including seven from the very shop where Susanne Hinte, 48, says she bought a winning ticket she inadvertently put through the wash.
Of course, no-one will be jailed for 10 years for lying about winning the big prize. The Star cites the rules on Obtaining a Pecuniary Advantage by Deception. It’s there in Section 16 Theft Act 1968. The CPS states: “Statutory Limitations & Maximum Penalty: 5 years imprisonment.”
There are no laws covering writing utter balls on the cover of a national newspapers. If there were, the Star could be rivalling Inside Time’s circulation.
The Mail has more on “mother-of-two Susanne Hinte”. It shows readers the ‘winning’ ticket. The six winning numbers are clearly visible but a small tear has ruined the part which says what draw the ticket was purchased for.
You can see the ticket on the Sun’s front page. It is “Not The Full Ticket”, which is a phrase usually fired at someone whose not all there, a bit doolally.
We hear from a “pal” of Susanne’s who says, “I don’t think it’s genuine”, which sounds a bit like, “I hope that jammy cow doesn’t win.” This “pal” is soon revealed to be a “ex-friend” who claims Susanne’ “tried to claim a £200 prize on a ‘dodgy’ Camelot scratchcard she said had damaged when it dropped in a puddle.”
She didn’t win then. And the “pal” is praying she doesn’t win now.