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$38,194 winning lottery ticket spent months forgotten in a drawer

Sep 29, 2016, 9:29 am

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Western Canada Lottery CorporationWestern Canada Lottery Corporation: $38,194 winning lottery ticket spent months forgotten in a drawerRating:

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories — A Canadian lottery winner said his $38,194 winning ticket almost went unclaimed after he forgot about it for months.

Maximo Ramos of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, said he won $38,194 in the Western 649 drawing, but he was unaware of his win for several months while the ticket languished forgotten in a drawer.

Ramos said he recently rediscovered the ticket and decided to use the self-checking kiosk at a Shoppers Drug Mart store, where he discovered his jackpot.

"I was so surprised and instantly happy!" Ramos said.

He said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and visit family in the Philippines.

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4 comments. Last comment 6 years ago by helpmewin.
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United States
Member #162624
January 7, 2015
780 Posts


To ALL Folks: 

Do a regular checking of your lotto ticket stash places.

  • Don't chase the numbers you play.
  • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
  • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
             (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
  • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
    Fresno, California
    United States
    Member #157849
    August 2, 2014
    3959 Posts

    Maximo Ramos,  Enjoy your homeland of the Philippines. It is a beautiful country and wonderful vacation destination.

     "We are all in this together!" 

      LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
      United States
      Member #56003
      October 28, 2007
      877 Posts

      I'm glad it didn't end up to be a story he would
      have told for the rest of his life sitting on a bar stool!

      Congrats to the winner!

      "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

        helpmewin's avatar - dandy
        United States
        Member #106660
        February 22, 2011
        19967 Posts

        Congratulations Mr, Maximo Ramos Spend Wisely. Party