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Man Tricks family into Thinking He Won the Lottery.

In Angela Kelly, europe, Fergus Frater, Gambling, Lottery, News, People, Uncategorized, World on August 17, 2007 at 7:02 pm

 a.jpg Not so fast mate…

A 46-year-old man told his family and the local media that he had won the £35.4 million jackpot in the Euro-Millions,  despite the fact that he never won a dime.

Fergus Frater was so convincing he promised his son and daughter a large share in the winnings, prompting the son to quit his job, blow a huge slice of his savings on drinks and expensive meals and planned with his girlfriend a new life in Australia.

“One minute I was a multi-millionaire, the next I was back to having nothing. I was going to buy a Bentley and emigrate with my family to start a new life.

“I could kill him. But he’s gone to ground and I’ve no idea where he is,” the man’s enraged son, 25-year-old Jordan told British media.

After spending much of last weekend celebrating with freinds, who even bought him drinks, Frater disappeared from his one-bedroom flat and hasn’t been seen since.

Frater even posed for pictures with a Euro Millions ticket for a local newspaper.

But obviously nobody thought to have a look at the ticket, because it was only realized that the “win” wasn’t a win after all when the real winner of the draw came foward, a 40-year-old postal worker from Scotland, Angela Kelly.

The winning ticket was Britain’s biggest-ever lottery win.

10jackapo.jpg  The real winner.