Lotto gran Susanne Hinte who tried to claim the £33million prize by saying she had put the ticket in the washing machine has died from a heart attack.
The 49-year-old hit the headlines after making a failed bid for the mega payout saying she had put the winning ticket through the wash with a pair of jeans.
Camelot were unable to verify the numbers and the real winner, who chose to stay anonymous, came forward.
Today (Tue) it emerged paramedics and police were called to her semi-detached home in Worcester after being found unresponsive by her son Brandon, 18.
It is understood the German born gran-of four died as a result of heart failure having suffered with a heart condition for a number of years.
Her agent Barry Tomes said: “I was told last night but I was only able to verify it this morning that her son had found her at the house.
“I believe it was heart failure or a heart attack that killed her because she hadn’t been very well for a number of years.
“People would accuse her of faking it – but obviously it was genuine and she couldn’t walk more than a few metres without struggling.
“She had a lot of enemies but she was a very talented and creative woman and this is very sad news and my thoughts are with her family.
“Whatever she’s been involved with in the past nobody deserves to go like that at such a young age.”
West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said:”We can confirm we were called to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest at a property in Borrowdale Drive, Worcester, at 5.35pm yesterday (Mon).
“An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent on arrival at the scene that nothing could be done to save the patient and she was confirmed deceased.”
Shocked relatives could be seen at her £150,000 home collecting belongings yesterday afternoon.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “Its desperately sad. There was a lot of activity here last night and we knew it wasn’t looking good.
“She had a lot of critics but we always found her to be a good neighbour and she was certainly quite a character.”
Julie Howard received £750 for the images from a national paper to get her back for hiding her hair curlers in a tumble dryer.
Howard, 38, was given a suspended six-week jail term at Worcester Magistrates Court.
Susanne had also appeared before the courts herself since the false claim in January last year which sparked nationwide controversy.
Last July she was cleared of stealing a purse from the home of an elderly woman she met on her way to a blind date with an online Romeo.
And in April last year she also faced charges of stealing an Xbox controller from a man she met online but the case was thrown out when he declined to attend the trial.