Lottery Officials Track Woman Who Lost Winning Ticket
On November 20th 2012 Kathryn Jones bought a Lotto Max ticket in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. However, she lost the ticket and forgot about it for over a year until the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) found her last week to tell her that she had won $47 million dollars.After a false lotto winning claim, the OLG were led to the store where Jones bought her ticket. They then examined surveillance footage, time stamps and credit card receipts to track down Jones’ house in Hamilton.
Jones said, “We weren’t sure we wanted to let them in the house. Then they showed us their ID, so they came in and sat down and started asking a number of questions. At that point I had no idea what they were talking about.”
Jones went on to say that she feels as if she has been “stuck by lightning twice”, first because winning is rare and secondly because the OLG took the time and had the initiative to contact her.
According to OLG the prize will now be held for 30 days and if no other valid claims are found then Jones will receive her winnings.