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Canadian family charged with stealing $12.5M lottery jackpot

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Posted: October 1, 2010, 8:05 am - IP Logged

Feisty, you'll notice how long it took to bring this investigation to it's conclusion. I think perhaps people were starting to complain about retailers winning jackpots (as we should in America..) and suddenly lottery investigators cited this particular family's illegal actions, and subsequent arrests as an example of their efficiency. If there's one thing government is good at, it's hiding the horse from public view, as they close the barn door on another scam.

    starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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    Posted: October 1, 2010, 9:08 am - IP Logged

    this story has been on the news in canada for awhile. the lottery people just could not get goods on them. a program called the 5th estate did a story on this family. they were running away in order not to answer questions. this was a problem in ontairio and bc. i am too tired to  go to the cbc web site to look for this story and get the link.

      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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      Posted: October 1, 2010, 10:39 am - IP Logged

      did a quick goole found their website and a story called luck of the draw

       

      http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/luckofthedraw/index.html

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        Posted: October 1, 2010, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

        i visit this site pretty often to see new lotto stories and what not and i think im more amazed at this certain post, not because of what happend but the fact that no one took notice to the fact that they so call have a new technology  that creates profiles on the consumers and not just consu,ers as a whole but individualy which is by far the most suspect thing i have ever heard .....i dont this i  really need to say more, i mean dont get me wrong people do win and the chance IS there but is there someone deciding who wins????????

        I Agree! I thought the same thing!

        "The OLG said it uncovered the alleged fraud thanks to new technology it's been using since June to track and detect patterns in ticket sale data. In this case, the technology created a profile of the owner of the 2003 winning ticket.

        The ticket buyer likely lived and worked in both St. Catharines and Burlington and often bought many tickets, which leads investigators to believe the winning ticket was part of a group purchase. The buyer regularly purchased Super 7 tickets at That's Entertainment."

        So how do they know a unknown winner 'often bought many tickets'???  Maybe if the ticket that was sold was sold with multiple other tickets?

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          I'm glad the OLG is taking a proactive approach but I think it's becoming increasingly clear that lotteries everywhere have to come up with some standardized system that will take people's lottery dreams out of the hands of sleazy retail clerks.

          Surely they can devise a system or establish some type of protocols to preclude these creeps from carrying out their crimes.

          It seems odd after all these reports of people being ripped off that it hasn't been done yet.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: October 2, 2010, 1:29 am - IP Logged

            Feisty, you'll notice how long it took to bring this investigation to it's conclusion. I think perhaps people were starting to complain about retailers winning jackpots (as we should in America..) and suddenly lottery investigators cited this particular family's illegal actions, and subsequent arrests as an example of their efficiency. If there's one thing government is good at, it's hiding the horse from public view, as they close the barn door on another scam.

            I Agree!

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: October 2, 2010, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

              There is a solution and many stores in Ohio are doing it on their own.  After tickets are checked, winners and losers, they are returned to the the customers and the clerks only keeps the slip showing how much the customer won for their records.   Some have a waste basket near the counters so the customers can throw their tickets away. 

              Lotteries should make this a standard procedure for all their lottery retailers.  I know this won't stop winning tickets ending up in the wrong hands but it would put more responsibility on the customers to keep track of their tickets.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                Posted: October 2, 2010, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                did a quick goole found their website and a story called luck of the draw

                 

                http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/luckofthedraw/index.html

                thanks for the info. i was so sleepy after work when i posted this and referred to this story. thanks again.

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                  Posted: October 2, 2010, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Minority Report.

                  L.A. police are using software to predict where the next crime is going to take place.   Welcome to the future.

                  They want to monitor FB MSpace Twitter etc. next it will be LP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  Scared

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Posted: October 3, 2010, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                    Minority Report.

                    L.A. police are using software to predict where the next crime is going to take place.   Welcome to the future.

                    They want to monitor FB MSpace Twitter etc. next it will be LP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    Scared

                    Scary stuff.

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                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

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