Canadian Man wins $38,194 and Forgets to Check his Ticket

We hear stories every day of winners that don’t claim their prizes or forget to check their tickets!  Maximo Ramos from Yellowknife, Northwest territories said he won $38,194 from a Western 649 drawing, but had forgotten his lottery ticket in a drawer for months.  Ramos had no idea he was a winner!

He found the forgotten ticket in a drawer and decided to scan it out of curiosity at a self-checking kiosk only to discover that he was a winner!

“I was so surprised and instantly happy,” Ramos said.

Ramos plans on spending his prize on bills and visiting his family in the Philippines.  Congratulations on your big win, Ramos.

Canadian Woman Wins Lottery on Her Birthday

A very lucky Canadian woman won $500,000 a week before her birthday after playing Extra in the Lotto on March 19th.  Amanda List, from Victoria, says that her luck changed for the better!  After being in a coma 5 years ago, her father assured her that her luck would change, and he was right.  Amanda plans on going on a spa excursion with friends.  She says she would also like to celebrate with her family and fulfill her dream of visiting Hawaii to swim with the dolphins.

Congratulations Amanda!  It’s true that a person’s luck can change so quickly, and we hope you enjoy your winnings!

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Canadian lottery winner defies 1 in 2.6 trillion odds to win $1 million.

People often compare the odds of winning the lottery to being struck by lighting. Both are rare events.

Ever wonder what the odds are for winning the lottery and being struck by lighting?

How about the odds for winning the lottery and being struck by lighting and your daughter being struck by lighting during a different storm – and you both living to talk about it?

The odds, according to Sophie Leger, a mathematics professor at the Universite de Moncton, are an incredible 1 in 2.6 trillion.

Well, Canadian Peter McCathie beat those odds.

When McCathis was 14 years old, according to a report by Canadian TV, he was struck by lighting.

“We were out on a boat trip and when we got in, the water was pretty shallow so we locked it in the lake just off shore. I was trying to lock the boat up, it was a very sunny day, there was one big white cloud in the sky and the lightning bolt came through the trees and hit me,” McCathie told CTV.

Then just two years ago, his daughter was struck by lightning as well in a situation very similar to her father – while she was working as a wilderness guide in Manitoba, Canada.

“They had pulled off the lake due to the storm so she was locking all the canoes, making sure they weren’t going to get blown away, and she got hit by lightning,” the father explained.

The unlikely events kept coming into the McCathis’ lives.

Just this week, Peter McCathis defy the odds again and won the Atlantic Lottery $1 million jackpot.

Even more incredible, McCathis purchased the ticket from the store he owns! Therefore, he also collects the $10,000 awarded to the seller of the ticket.

You don’t have to be nearly so lucky to win money playing FreeLotto.

Play 6 games, every day, and you could win millions. People win all the time.

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