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Lottery winner who scooped £2.9million jackpot now 'wishes he had never won'

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A lottery winner says he regrets scooping the jackpot after being overwhelmed with pleas for financial help. Anoop, who lives in the southern Indian state of Kerala, bagged 250 million rupees (£2.9million) after his numbers came up in the state government lottery earlier this month.

His win was the biggest ever to be offered in the regional lottery and made national headlines, with the auto driver shooting to fame overnight.

However, just one week after celebrating the prize money, Anoop was forced to post a video asking people to stop harassing him and his family, the Mirror reports.

In the clip, he says he is currently in the process of moving house to escape the immense public attention. He said: "I wish I hadn't won.

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