April 11, 1995 in Nation/World

Briton Kills Himself After Lottery Snafu

Compiled From Wire Services

A man shot himself to death when he realized he had failed to register Lottery numbers that could have won him and a friend $3.2 million, police said Monday.

The winning numbers Saturday night were the same as those Tim O’Brien and a friend had been playing since Britain’s National Lottery was launched last year.

A single ticket may be played for between one and eight draws. Each draw costs $1.60.

O’Brien’s last ticket was good for five draws, the last on April 1, one week earlier. He had forgotten to re-register the numbers.

O’Brien, 51, is survived by a wife and two sons.

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