Recent lottery, or Lottomax, winner Sylvia Horsestring has begun legal proceedings to reclaim the winnings that she gifted to a charity.
The winner of last November's Plucky Millions draw had gained much reknown and exposure following her almost immediate announcement to eschew the money and award her Â£4.2m cash prize Orangufan, a charity promoting the welfare of orange monkeys. However, recent events in her life have apparently forced a rethink of circumstances, and she has now begun proceedings to retrieve her erstwhile money.
"It's quite an unusual thing," claimed a spokeperson for one law firm we almost spoke to. "It's possible to claim some sort of mental aberration following the award of such a large sum, and I'd be surprised if that didn't comprise the bulk of her reclaim attempt."
Orangufan have launched a counter claim for the mental upheaval being caused to the monkeys around the world, many of whom have already picked out new furniture and 55" plasma TVs.
"It's a head-boink alright," said Gwen Chaffinch, CEO of Orangufan. "I don't care what damage she's done to her body in that dreadful accident. If she wants cyborg implants and hi-tech synthetic limbs, she can go swing."