Another very difficult to believe lottery story from the Ontario Lying and Gaming Commission. The lessons I’ve learned from the story are pay for your tickets with a credit card, enjoying being recorded on video while buying stuff, and be happy the OLG is working hard to make sure they pay out money fairly, even if you’re not paying attention.
My question is, does it make it easier to create phony winners when they say they will go to the winner as opposed to waiting for the winner to come to them? It probably doesn’t matter when you control the entire situation.
An unbelievable set of circumstances have come together for Kathryn Jones, who won $50 million from an unclaimed Lotto Max prize drawn a year ago — a win for which she lost the ticket and never checked the numbers.
There are so many problems with this story. The biggest one is how can you have a winner without a ticket? Wouldn’t this simple requirement open up a pandora’s box of people claiming they’ve won? Is the OLG going to hire 10,000 investigators to follow up on anyone’s claim?
How long does Shoppers, or any store for that matter, retain recorded video? My guess is that most won’t keep it that long, certainly not for a year. Most overwrite every 24 hours, and only grab the video if something occurs.