What would you do if a $50M cheque knocks on your door? I probably wouldn’t believe it!
Kathryn Jones of Hamilton, a 55-year-old engineer, said she felt wonderful and devastated at the same time because she knew she had lost the winning lotto ticket a long time ago.
OLG proceeded with its “Lost Ticket Price Claim” process to make sure that the jackpot went to the rightful winner. They conducted a thorough investigation, which included checking surveillance videos, conducting interviews, and going though the OLG transaction database to verify her purchase.
After the long and agonizing process, Kathryn finally got her cheque. Now, the only problem is she doesn’t know what to do with it! But according to Kathryn, international travel and charity is on the list.
Tom Crist wasn’t even sure at first which game he had won. He said all he did was pay for the subscription every year. He also said he occasionally won a few bucks every now and then but never something this grand, like $40M!
After battling cancer for 6 years, Tom’s wife passed away. He said they were lucky to have the Tom Baker Cancer Center to treat and care for his wife the time she was here. This could be one of the reasons why Tom has chosen to donate his winnings, instead of keeping it.
Tom and his children have not yet decided which charities to donate to, but Tom Baker Cancer Center will be at the top of their list to receive a heart felt donation.
Best wishes to the Crist family!
With no winning numbers, last weeks $50 million jackpot draw was rolled over to the next draw. This means that the upcoming draw on Friday, October 25, 2013 will offer a $50 million jackpot, plus an additional $10 Million in MaxMillions.
Players have up until 9PM EST, Friday October 25, 2013 to purchase tickets.
Western Lotto Max has a new winner: Calgarian Ron Jarton. Jarton was almost in tears when he found out he had won. He said he bought his ticket at a 7-Eleven location on MacLeod Trail SE, just south of Chinook Mall.
When he first checked the ticket he thought he won $100,000. After having the ticket scanned, he realized he had actually won $1,000,000. He said he couldn’t believe it.
Congratulations Ron on your big win!
Last weeks (September 13, 2013) Lotto Max winner was Delmer Hartwig of Ottawa Ontario.
Hartwig was Elk hunting in Killaloe Ontario when he stopped in at a terminal to check his lucky ticket. “Big Winner” came up on the screen. Hartwig said he was in complete shock but continued the hunting trip with his buddies.
When asked what he planned to do with the money, Hartwig stated “I want to keep this simple. I want to share some money with family and friends, give some to charity and maybe buy a new car. I may splurge on an extreme hunting trip in the Northwest Territories or the Yukon.”