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A student has been branded the "unluckiest lad in Britain" after matching all six of the winning EuroMillions numbers but failing to win the £14million jackpot after accidentally picking the wrong draw day.

After being told by a friend that he "seemed like a lucky person," Rossi Carmina, from Bromley, South East London, took a punt and bought himself a EuroMillions ticket on January 3.

The 23-year-old later checked his ticket on The National Lottery app, and was disappointed to discover he hadn't won a penny, reports WalesOnline.

But when he swiped to check the winning numbers, Rossi was shocked to see every single one matched. The student was horrified when he realised his mistake.

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He had accidentally entered the January 7 EuroMillions four days early, rather than the next day's January 4 one that matched his numbers - meaning his 'winning' ticket was actually worthless.

A 'sickening' app screengrab displays the winning digits for January 4's draw, 18, 28, 35, 36, 41, 06 and 11, directly below Rosario's identical saved numbers.

Rossi explained if he'd have bought a ticket for the following day's draw - instead of entering the January 7 rollover - he'd be £14,189,900 richer.

The morose student said he feels like "the unluckiest lad in Britain".

The freelance artist claims his numbers were selected at random and saved on the app from when he chanced his arm with some draws last year.

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Rossi's brother shared the screenshot of the agonising near-miss on Twitter, where it went viral and was liked more than 2,500 times.

Many users have declared they "couldn't live with themselves" if they'd made the same mistake.

Rossi couldn't have been less lucky © Kennedy News/rossi_arts Rossi couldn't have been less lucky

He claims he's now learning to accept the near-impossible event as "fate" and block out intrusive thoughts about how he'd have retired, bought his dream Ferrari and bagged his mum a new house.

Rossi had bought tickets for the Lotto, EuroMillions and Set for Life draws, and frustratingly he still had the money in his account to buy a ticket for the January 4 draw.

Rossi said: "It's lucky to have the chance for the numbers to match but to not buy the ticket is the complete opposite. You feel like the most unlucky person in Britain at the time.

"It hit home in the next two days. I was contemplating all the things I could have done. I could buy my mum a new home and buy a Ferrari. It's hard not to think about. I'd have been set for life.

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"One of my friends randomly made a comment on January 2 saying 'you seem like quite a lucky person, you should do the lottery'. I laughed it off but then decided to redownload the app.

"I saw I had numbers saved there so I bought a ticket for January 7 with those numbers. When the time came I checked and I hadn't won anything.

"I saw you can look at previous numbers and I saw that my numbers had matched. I was confused, so I called up [The National Lottery] to ask about it but she didn't really understand."

Rossi went on: "If I bought it on the 5th instead of the 7th I would have matched it perfectly. If I bought the right ticket, I would have won £14m just a few days after my friend said I was lucky.

"I've tried to forget about it because I think that's the best way to go about it. I don't want to live my life thinking about what could have been.

"There's been so many comments saying 'I couldn't live with myself', but I'm alright. It's happened, what can I do. It might have been fate."

Rossi admits the "crazy coincidence" has made it hard to concentrate on his uni deadline this month, but he hasn't been put off entering the lottery in future and will still buy a ticket every so often.

He denies Twitter users' claims he edited his numbers in the app to make it appear he'd been unlucky.

His 25-year-old brother Santo Carmina's Tweet, which has been quote tweeted more than 600 times, said: 'My brother's holding L of the year here. Literally just needed to buy a ticket to win £14 million."

Masai Lincoln replied: "I would never be happy again."

Joey Thompson said: "And got the money in the account to buy a ticket even more sickening."

User Ments_95 added: "I feel sick."

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