$50 million lottery jackpot awarded to woman who lost ticket

11 December 2013Reading

Kim Magi, reporting for the Toronto Star:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation have announced the winner of a $50 million Lotto Max prize that went unclaimed for a year.

But for the first time in history, the OLG approached the winner instead of the other way around.

Through a months-long investigation, the lottery corporation determined Hamilton resident Kathryn Jones was the rightful winner, after searching transaction history and security camera footage from a Shoppers Drug Mart in Cambridge.

A very happy ending to the story of an unclaimed lottery jackpot that was set to expire.