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B.C. man wants 10-year-old lottery ticket tested for his prints

Sep 12, 2003, 9:49 pm

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InternationalInternational: B.C. man wants 10-year-old lottery ticket tested for his prints

A Vancouver man wants the courts to help him learn whether his fingerprints are on a decade-old $10 million lottery ticket.

Michael Ufnal claims he's the rightful owner of a winning lottery ticket he says was cashed in by a neighbor.  But he lost the proof more than 10 years ago.  In an affidavit filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Ufnal says that in May of 1992 he bought a lottery ticket at a convenience store and put it in his wallet.  Then he lost the wallet.

In the court documents, Ufnal claims he later found the billfold but the Lotto 6/49 ticket, which he is certain was a $10 million winner, was gone.

Ufnal says his neighbors dventually claimed the money from a winning ticket they say was theirs.

Ufnal is petitioning the court to have the B.C. Lottery Corp. hand over the ticket for inspection.

He believes his fingerprints could still be on it, possibly proving he is the rightful owner.

In his affidavit, Ufnal says he didn't pursue the matter for 10 years because he was unaware modern forensic science might help him prove his case.

He claims it would only take a few days for testing to resolve the matter.


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5 comments. Last comment 18 years ago by vincejr.
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fja's avatar - gnome1

United States
Member #91
January 19, 2002
16125 Posts

I dont buy it, and he shouldn't be selling it!

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields 

    mken35's avatar - starwars06

    United States
    Member #1809
    July 7, 2003
    84 Posts

    Ten years went by and now you want a fingerprint tested. I don't know what went on here but it is crazy.

      United States
      Member #1856
      July 16, 2003
      531 Posts

      44 magnum would solve problem!

        Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
        United States
        Member #487
        July 15, 2002
        17638 Posts

        Do they still have the ticket??  After 10 years??

        If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

        You never know when you will get another hit.

          vincejr's avatar - wallace
          Somewhere in VA
          United States
          Member #1944
          July 29, 2003
          130 Posts


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