Brampton couple collects $50M Lotto Max after losing winning ticket


spaminator
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Brampton couple collects $50M Lotto Max after losing winning ticket
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.
Brampton couple who lost Lotto Max ticket collect $50M cheque | CityNews (external - login to view)
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?
 
Walter
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Maybe the finder took the ticket in the first place. Good thing the original owner signed it. Use the money wisely.
 
JamesBondo
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Letting your kids play with a purse is dumb at the best of times.

However, i am glad that it all worked out in the end.
 
Sal
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April Fools?

what kind of an azz does that?

I see zero humor in that.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

April Fools?...I see zero humor in that.

Noted.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

Noted.

yeah when you find my 50 million dollar ticket you'd better return it pronto

in fact, wanna give it back right now
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Maybe the finder took the ticket in the first place. Good thing the original owner signed it. Use the money wisely.



Most likely. You know those church attending types...............
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Most likely. You know those church attending types...............

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

nope, my personal pipeline to God tells me I am doing okey dokey and to keep on carrying on...yup
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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If the kids moved it from one purse to another, and the recipient's purse was like any female's purse I have seen, I can see why it would take them 6 months to find it.
 
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