Sunday, January 19, 2014

No Ticket, No Prize!

The Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation (OLG) is facing fresh criticism over their controversial decision to award a $50 million (Canada) Lotto Max jackpot to a player who lost her ticket.

Kathryn Jones from Hamilton, Ontario, had no idea she'd picked the winning numbers until officials from the OLG tracked her down and turned up at her door. Now Patricia Watson, from Puslinch, is stating the OLG broke their own rule that insists no ticket, no prize. Watson is so outraged she has launched an online petition to demand a do-over, but the OLG continue to insist the money belongs to Jones.

Meanwhile, Cambridge man, Les King, is adamant he bought and lost the winning ticket and is suing the OLG for the full $50 million, plus $1.3 million in damages.