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Hamilton woman wins unclaimed LottoMax prize

OLG Officials tracked down 55 year old Kathryn Jones, who'd bought the ticket in Cambridge...

It was a long forgotten 50 million dollar lottery prize, for everyone other than people who work at the OLG.

Officials managed to track down a Hamilton woman, believed to be the rightful winner of a 50 million dollar LottoMax draw from November 30th of 2012.

Kathryn Jones didn't have the ticket anymore, she'd lost it.

But officials used video from the store where the ticket was sold, and credit card bills from Jones, to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Over the course of investigating the prize, 435 people came forward suggesting they were the rightful winners of the prize.

"The case of this outstanding $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot is one of the most unique in OLG's history," said Rod Phillips, OLG's President and CEO. "I am pleased that we are one step closer to awarding this multi-million dollar prize."  

The winning ticket was purchased at a Shopper's Drug Mart on Dundas Street in Cambridge.

As of today, the additional independent review is complete and no issues preventing a prize payout were identified. However, as per OLG policy, the prize will be held for a minimum of 30 days in order for OLG to publicize this claim. If there are no additional valid claims on this prize during this period, it will be paid to the claimant.

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