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Drunk lottery winner flushes nearly $500,000 down the toilet

By Mason White 11:02 AM January 28, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A lottery winner of Germany, did the unthinkable with her windfall.

A 63-year-old woman, who won about $475,000 in cash from a lottery drawing, ripped the banknotes into pieces and flushed it down the toilet after getting drunk.

Angela Maier of Essen, who won the national lottery, was hit with a huge bill.

The elderly home care facility, where her husband died, sent her a bill for his medical expenses after they learned about her winnings.

The woman read the letter after downing five bottles of champagne a few days after she won the lottery.

The woman became extremely angry with the home care facility and destroyed the cash instead of having some of it taken from her.

The home care facility argued in court that the woman invented the story about flushing her cash down the toilet, but they were unable to prove it, according to court proceedings.

The woman agreed to settle her bill with the home care facility for about $5,000.