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Brampton couple finally claims $50-million after losing lotto ticket
Hakeem and Abiola Nosiru claimed their prize this afternoon
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A Toronto-area couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by a person at their church.
    
Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the ticket, which he duct-taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.
    
That sparked a frantic search of their Brampton home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked through piece by piece, an effort that left Nosiru and his wife empty handed and feeling ``miserable.''
    
But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 - saying ``April fools'' - a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address.
    
But the saga wasn't over yet, as Nosiru gave the ticket to Ontario Provincial Police, who were investigating the matter for Ontario Lottery and Gaming to ensure there were no further snags.
    
Everything checked out and Nosiru and his wife Abiola were beaming for the cameras at the OLG prize centre Monday, telling reporters they were planning on travelling the world and helping out their family.

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A Toronto-area couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by a person at their church.
    
Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the ticket, which he duct-taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.
    
That sparked a frantic search of their Brampton home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked through piece by piece, an effort that left Nosiru and his wife empty handed and feeling ``miserable.''
    
But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 - saying ``April fools'' - a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address.
    
But the saga wasn't over yet, as Nosiru gave the ticket to Ontario Provincial Police, who were investigating the matter for Ontario Lottery and Gaming to ensure there were no further snags.
    
Everything checked out and Nosiru and his wife Abiola were beaming for the cameras at the OLG prize centre Monday, telling reporters they were planning on travelling the world and helping out their family.

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