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A pair was left devastated after they found they could not declare their £35 million Lottery prize resulting from inadequate funds of their checking account.

Edwina and David Nylan’s unimaginable stroke of luck become a heartbreaking disappointment after their £2 lottery ticket buy didn’t undergo.

On December 23, 2015, the Nylans entered the lottery by way of the Lottomobile app, deciding on the numbers 01, 02, 04, 19, 28, and 41.

Their numbers got here up, seemingly securing delighted couple the staggering sum of £35,410,034.

But what initially appeared like a Christmas miracle shortly soured after they tried to say their jackpot.

Edwina, a grandmother from Fleetwood, Lancashire, stated: “When the numbers came up, it looked like we had all six and had won the jackpot.

“But once I checked, there was nothing from Camelot.

“I called Camelot’s customer service, and they said they could see we intended to buy those numbers, but the purchase didn’t go through because we only had 60p in our account.”

The Nylans had tried to prime up their account, however the transaction did not register. With the busy vacation season, Edwina hadn’t checked for a affirmation e-mail.

Camelot is now investigating the difficulty with their IT division.

Despite her dismay, Edwina tried to remain constructive: “I am gutted, but what can we do? We’ve played for years and had our online account for some time, so it’s not as if we didn’t know what we were doing.

“I simply have to hold on and never get too down. Shocked is not the phrase, however as a household, we stick collectively and are grateful for what we have.”

Despite the crushing disappointment, the Nylans remain hopeful and plan to continue playing the lottery, hoping for better luck next time.

A spokesperson for Camelot said: “The participant tried to buy an internet Lotto ticket a number of instances on December 23 from 7pm onwards (the cut-off is 7.30pm), however there have been inadequate funds within the participant’s account, so the tried purchases have been unsuccessful.

“The player would have received an error message each time confirming this.

“We haven’t any document of the participant attempting so as to add funds to their account, nor would our customer support workforce see the numbers the participant tried to buy as a result of that stage of element is not proven on their display.

“When anyone successfully purchases a ticket on the Lottery website, they will see a purchase confirmation screen, receive a confirmation email, and be able to see the ticket in their National Lottery online account.

“Only tickets which have been efficiently bought may be entered into the draw. It is as much as gamers to make sure they’ve ample funds of their account to finish a ticket buy.”