A 63-year-old woman has torn up her German Lotto prize money and flushed it down the toilet.
When Angela Maier, from Essen, Germany, won £330,000 ($547,120) on the German Lottery the good news traveled fast, but her silver cloud proved to have a dark lining when an unexpected bill was pushed through her letter box.
The bill was sent from the care home that looked after her husband prior to his death. The news of Maier's Lotto windfall prompted the management to send her a bill for his care.
Disgusted by the tactless mailing, Maier drowned her sorrows in five bottles of champagne, then tore up the rest of the money and flushed it away rather than have it taken from her.