06/02/2014 04:37 PM Christine Chubb (external - login to view)
Six months after losing a winning Lotto Max ticket, a Brampton couple have claimed their $50 million prize.
Abiola Nosiru said her husband Hakeem checked the ticket at the store the day after the Jan. 17 draw.
“I waited in line for the self-checker and when I scanned my ticket, I thought I won $50,004,” said Hakeem. “I ran up and down the aisles of the store crying with excitement. Everyone was congratulating me and patting me on the back.”
The next day Nosiru put the ticket, along with the validation slip and a photocopy of the ticket in her purse and headed to church.
“My grandchildren were playing in my purse and I went to church and it slipped out from my purse,” she explained. “I couldn’t sleep for days, I couldn’t eat. I was devastated.”
The OLG said the prize claim was put on hold when they were informed about the lost ticket.
After searching for months, the couple said on April Fool’s Day they received a phone call from a member of the church saying she had found the ticket.
“She said April Fools and we got (the ticket),” said Nosiru.
The couple said the whole experience has been an exciting and emotional journey.
With the winnings the couple say they plan on seeing the seven wonders of the world as well as taking care of their four children and five grandchildren.
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Brampton couple who lost Lotto Max ticket collect $50M cheque
June 2, 2014
A Brampton couple picked up their $50 million Lotto Max cheque for winning the jackpot on January 17, 2014. They explained how they lost their ticket and how they were able to get it back to claim the prize.
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Brampton ticket holder wins $50M Lotto Max jackpot
By Shawn Jeffords ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, June 02, 2014 02:42 PM EDT
TORONTO - A lucky ticket holder from Brampton is $50 million richer.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation will reveal the jackpot winner at its prize centre this afternoon. A cheque for the winnings for the January 17, 2014 draw will be presented at that time.
The press conference will start at 3:30 p.m.
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I hope that the finder/returner is given a nice gift.
so what would you do?