Luck of the Draw

The Fifth Estate

We trust the people who sell us and check lottery tickets to be honest. But for some, the temptation to steal a small slip of paper worth hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of dollars, can be too strong. There are numerous stories, from all over North America, about legitimate lottery winners being cheated out of their winnings in just such a way. This is the story of two retailers at one store who cheated an unsuspecting winner out of his lottery winnings and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission who fought him when he tried to get back what was rightfully his.

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