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Couple recovers $50 million lottery ticket

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Posted: June 3, 2014, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

Their story is on the CBC (Canada's national network) and it mentions the couple searched for their ticket for 4 months before it was returned.  I think DDOH's theory has a lot of merit then - somebody hung onto the ticket trying to figure out a way to cash it themselves.  Or something else just as dodgy.

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    Just speculating, but the article mentions, "...was one day away from claiming the money..."  Jan 17th was a Friday, and I assume they attended church that Sunday and was planning to visit the lottery office on Monday.  I think it was lost early on.

    There's more from the Toronto Sun.  He apparently ran through the aisles of the convenience store yelling with joy after he found out he won, so people knew that he had won the jackpot.  BUT, before the ticket making its way to his wife's purse, he put the ticket in an envelope and duct-taped it to his stomach for safe-keeping!

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      There are a few things you never ever do..

      (1) Taking a lottery ticket to Church, your mind is not on the Sermon and you know it.

      (2) Never tape a winning ticket to the inside of a purse, any purse.

      Nevertheless- Congratulations and Welcome to the Millionaire's club Mr & Mrs Nosiru!

      Never tape a winning ticket to the inside of a purse, any purse.

      Yea that was stupid. I would of stapled it to my chest.

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        Just speculating, but the article mentions, "...was one day away from claiming the money..."  Jan 17th was a Friday, and I assume they attended church that Sunday and was planning to visit the lottery office on Monday.  I think it was lost early on.

        There's more from the Toronto Sun.  He apparently ran through the aisles of the convenience store yelling with joy after he found out he won, so people knew that he had won the jackpot.  BUT, before the ticket making its way to his wife's purse, he put the ticket in an envelope and duct-taped it to his stomach for safe-keeping!

        "...He apparently ran through the aisles of the convenience store yelling with joy after he found out he won, so people knew that he had won the jackpot..."

        Brilliant move. Confused  Most of us are trying to figure out how to stay under the radar if we won, and this fool goes around yelling the news to the general public before he even has the money in his hands. 

        What seemed like a heart-warming good news story at first now frustrates me as I hear more about it.  I wonder how much they'll have left in 5 years. If it takes that long.

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          Just speculating, but the article mentions, "...was one day away from claiming the money..."  Jan 17th was a Friday, and I assume they attended church that Sunday and was planning to visit the lottery office on Monday.  I think it was lost early on.

          There's more from the Toronto Sun.  He apparently ran through the aisles of the convenience store yelling with joy after he found out he won, so people knew that he had won the jackpot.  BUT, before the ticket making its way to his wife's purse, he put the ticket in an envelope and duct-taped it to his stomach for safe-keeping!

          Not a very smart move, especially for somebody from his country{always fly under the radar}. Next thing you know, some of his relatives will be held for ransom. This is just the beginning of the story. Let me say it again..NO PUBLICITY!!!.

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            Where was that ticket the whole time? Was it on someone's conscience - what was the hold up from Jan to Apr?

            ABSOLUTELY!!!. You hit the nail right on the head. Good thing they still had one. The ticket could have been made to vanish into thin air. The best thing they did{having done everything else wrong}, was that THEY SIGNED THE BACK OF THE TICKET.

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              Posted: June 3, 2014, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

              The person who returned the ticket did so for ONE reason....because he/she spent the entire time between Jan and April trying to figure out if there was a way for them to collect the money for themselves. After realizing that because it was signed there was really no way to collect it, decided to simply turn it in to the rightful owners and hoped/bargained for a reward.

              Still deserving of something though I'd say. Had i been the winner, I'd say a cool $1 Million should do the trick.

              Where did it say that the woman had the ticket?

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                The only thing that ticket would have been taped to is me. The ticket would go into a sealed plastic sleeve, and then I would duct tape it around my midsection until I got to lotto headquarters. It would be the most joyous removal of tape in the history of hair-removing duct tape.

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                  I hope this couple realise that the ONLY reason they "found" this ticket was because it was signed. WTG by sigining the ticket, but then they drop the ball by taking it to church Bash . WHAT THE HELL!!!

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                    Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Never tape a winning ticket to the inside of a purse, any purse.

                    Yea that was stupid. I would of stapled it to my chest.

                    LOL, RedStang, staples probably more secure. Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                      Not a very smart move, especially for somebody from his country{always fly under the radar}. Next thing you know, some of his relatives will be held for ransom. This is just the beginning of the story. Let me say it again..NO PUBLICITY!!!.

                      Mr Nosiru looks a lot like the guy from the East coast who won and whose intentions are to quit his job, buy his wife a house & a Bentley for himself with less than $7 million. Maybe its the shape of their heads..

                      Just saying...

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                        Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Rags to riches, from Nigeria no less. Congrats to you and yours mate.

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                          Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                          The person who returned the ticket did so for ONE reason....because he/she spent the entire time between Jan and April trying to figure out if there was a way for them to collect the money for themselves. After realizing that because it was signed there was really no way to collect it, decided to simply turn it in to the rightful owners and hoped/bargained for a reward.

                          Still deserving of something though I'd say. Had i been the winner, I'd say a cool $1 Million should do the trick.

                          I would not give a dime to the woman until she could explain why she held onto the ticket for so long. So someone keeps it for a while then realizes they'd better turn it in (since it was signed) in hopes of getting some $. I might instead make a large donation to a charity of her choice. Rewarding wrong doing is not right...and they would have been in litigation with her if he had not signed it.

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                            Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                            The person who returned the ticket did so for ONE reason....because he/she spent the entire time between Jan and April trying to figure out if there was a way for them to collect the money for themselves. After realizing that because it was signed there was really no way to collect it, decided to simply turn it in to the rightful owners and hoped/bargained for a reward.

                            Still deserving of something though I'd say. Had i been the winner, I'd say a cool $1 Million should do the trick.

                            I absolutely agree! The husband was running down the aisle in the store yelling that he had won, so i'm sure he would've had no problem telling folks at his church also. The person who "found" the ticket probably called every attorney in Canada to see if there was a way to cash this ticket, but in the end gave up and decided to hope for a reward.

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                              Posted: June 3, 2014, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Where was that ticket the whole time? Was it on someone's conscience - what was the hold up from Jan to Apr?

                              It's never news when someone ordinary wins the lottery and validates their ticket within a week. Nope the story must be dramatic, a Nigerian couple lose their ticket in church and it was returned three months later.