Sam and Lissa's Blog 12-5
This is such a great story…and I’m thinking the headline could be “Only in Canada”.
Kathyrn Jones of Hamilton, Ontario bought a lotto ticket a year ago, and then promptly lost it. Never knew she had lost $47 million dollars as she didn’t remember the numbers on her ticket.
Well, the other day, Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials showed up at her front door, just two days before the claim cutoff, to tell her she had won the jackpot. Yes, the 47 million dollars. What?
When months passed and no one claimed the ticket, a false claim led them to the convenience store where Jones had bought hers. A lengthy investigation was launched involving surveillance footage, time stamps and credit card receipts that led officials to Kathys house. She almost didn’t let them in. Once they proved who they were, they told her they had 47 million dollars for her. In Canada lottery winnings are tax free.
She does have to wait another 30 days to collect though, but after a year, I’m thinking another 30 days doesn’t matter.
Only in Canada would there be a full blown investigation for the real winner. Lets just hope she doesn’t get struck by lightening on day 29 and doesn’t get to cash in!!! That just wouldn’t be right!!!
Tags : Locations : OntarioPeople : Kathyrn Jones, Lissa, Sam