Susanne Hinte, who tried to claim £33m National Lottery jackpot, has died at the age of 49 after a suspected heart attack.
Last year Susanne infamously tried to claim the huge sum from a National Lottery ticket by saying she had accidentally put it in her washing machine.
According to reports Susanne, who was known as the ‘Lotto Gran’, suffered a heart attack at her home in Worcester on Monday afternoon.
Last year the grandmother-of-four contacted Camelot and claimed she found the winning ticket in her jeans which had previously gone through the wash.
She alleged that she had won half of the £66 million jackpot in January 2016.
Susanne then sent officials the ticket but investigators from the security team confirmed that the ticket was not correct.
Neighbours revealed that police and ambulance services rushed to Susanne’s home yesterday afternoon.
A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm that it was called to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest at a property in Borrowdale Drive, Worcester, at 5.35pm yesterday.
“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.”
Speaking outside the family home, which Susanne shared with her son, Susanne’s daughter Natasha Douglas said: “I’m too upset to talk – my mum only died yesterday.”
One neighbour added: “It was about 6pm last night. The ambulance came quite quickly about three or four minutes. They were only in there 90 seconds. I just knew she had died.
“Another car came racing up – then a saw a guy run up – the person was in no rush. I thought it can’t have just happened – she must have been gone.”
Another resident said: “The family have been there all day and they are in bits.
“She was a controversial woman but she had a very loving family. Even though she had this heart condition, everyone is in deep shock.”
Susanne’s former agent Barry Tomes also spoke about the tragic news. He told MailOnline: “I was very saddened to hear the news last night. Susanne was a complicated character.
“She seemed to have many enemies or at least jealous people around her. Susanne was a talented decorator and was extremely creative.
“Susanne craved two things. The limelight and money. I was thrilled to be able to give her both those things for a while.”
Susanne also found fame on Channel 5’s On Benefits: Life On The Dole.
The German-born blonde appeared on the show last year as cameras followed her around as she went about her daily business.
A source close to Susanne told The Sun online at the time: “Viewers will be granted an intimate look in to Susanne’s daily life.
“Since the lottery ticket incident she’s gone from gran on benefits to a celebrity gran on benefits – with a lifestyle to match.”
During the show Susanne revealed that she hoped to become a celebrity and live the life of the rich and famous.
The star revealed that she had converted her garden shed into a relaxing hot tub space after staying at the five star hotel Malmaison hotel in Birmingham.
She said on the show: “After that experience I decided I wanted one. I set about converting my shed into a Jacuzzi room.
“After three weeks it is transformed to my own little oasis in my garden. It helps me relax and stay calm which I have to try and do because of my heart condition.”