Lottery Officials Track Down Woman Who Didn’t Know She Won $50M

Lottery officials showed up at her doorstep to give her the good news

   

A woman who won the lottery a year ago just found out about her fortune this week. cash rich 6301 295x300 Lottery Officials Track Down Woman Who Didn't Know She Won $50M

Ontario resident Kathryn Jones bought the winning ticket a year ago but she didn’t bother following up on it, according to CNN. The 55-year-old had forgotten about it but lottery officials eventually managed to track her down to tell her that she’d won a $50 million (about $46.7 million in the U.S.) jackpot. They showed up at her doorstep and she refused to let them in but they convinced her that she was the lucky winner.

The CEO of Ontario Lottery and Gaming said that 435 people claimed to be the lottery winners but they were all rejected. The company investigated the manner and managed to figure out when and where the ticket was purchased. They then used footage from security cameras to figure out who bought the ticket and Jones was the lucky woman.

As far as the actual ticket goes, Jones has no idea what happened to it.


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