Mapping the Chungs' $12.5M insider win
Properties, accounts created in the wake of alleged lottery theft
Last Updated: November 14, 2011
In 2004, Kathleen Chung cashed in a $12.5-million lottery ticket allegedly stolen by her father and brother. Since then, the Chung family appears to have socked the money away in 34 bank accounts here and abroad, bought several heavily-mortgaged properties and set up a handful of numbered companies, according to civil court documents.
One forensic accountant suggests the intricacy of it all plus the time that’s passed since the Chungs cashed in the prize will make it difficult for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to recover. See the map below for details on where the $12.5 million went according to a lawsuit filed by the OLG.