6/49: Saturday, February 19, 2011: $41,000,000
Holy Hannah! I gotta win this weekend! How can I miss? Last Friday’s Lotto Max had no winner so that 30 million jackpot has been upped to 43 million and this past Wednesday’s 35 million had no takers so it’s gone up to 41 million. Wow, we’ve got two big ones running neck and neck. Somehow I think this weekend is going to see quite a few new millionaires added to the ranks of those kissing the daily grind good-bye. [crossing my fingers on both hands] Please! Please! Please, let it be me!!!
An odd story from 2009 thanks to CafeTerra:
Barry Shell, 45, of Brampton, Ontario, walked into a Petro-Canada station in his hometown to buy a pack of cigarettes with less than $5 in his pocket—and what proved to be the winning lottery ticket for a July 2009 Ontario Lottery drawing, worth over $4 million Canadian. Overjoyed, Shell signed his winning ticket and drove to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. headquarters in Toronto the next day to validate his ticket and claim his prize. Unfortunately for him, the authentication the Ontario Lottery runs on its large prize winners includes a police background check, which revealed a 2003 warrant for Shell’s arrest for his failure to appear on charges of theft and possession of stolen property.
The Ontario Provincial Police officers responsible for running Ontario Lottery background checks stood discreetly to the side as Shell claimed his prize and posed for the traditional check-grip-and-grin photo, and then arrested him as he left the building. He spent the night in jail, but, having handed his winnings off to a relative as he was arrested, was able to have himself bailed out the next day. Negotiations between Shell’s legal team and Ontario prosecutors continue, and a resolution to the charges against Shell has not been announced.
I did some hunting around but I didn’t find anything about what may have become of Barry. Hopefully he turned his life around.
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