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

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

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 2 months ago by helpmewin.
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United States
Member #162631
January 7, 2015
504 Posts
Posted: September 29, 2016, 10:42 am - IP Logged


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)
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    Happy California
    United States
    Member #157856
    August 2, 2014
    1515 Posts
    Posted: September 29, 2016, 11:40 am - IP Logged

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

     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

     Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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      United States
      Member #56005
      October 28, 2007
      831 Posts
      Posted: September 29, 2016, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

      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 #106665
        February 22, 2011
        19819 Posts
        Posted: September 30, 2016, 11:38 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations Mr, Maximo Ramos Spend Wisely. Party

        Let it Snow Snowman