Press Release: Ontario Police lay charges 'insider' lottery win
Certainly, an investigation whose time has come thanks to CBC's media investigation into the Ontario Lottery Corporations inaction in providing answer why Retailers without proof of Lottery Ticket purcase won untold millions in Lotteries, CBC discovered many retailers defrauding their customers by claiming their lotttery tickets were worthless, when in fact were worth in some cases millions of dollars, which retailers promptly cashed.
A Statistican calculated that the odds of this many retailers winning a big lottery were like a trillion to one, far worse than their clients chances of winning at 14 million to one.
Certainly a story worthy of a Press Release, as this case will be of interest the world over as many use Lottery Gambling as their ticket to financial freedom.
Ontario Provincial Police will announce today they have laid a set of charges following investigations into "insider" lottery wins in Ontario.
The charges, which will be announced at a news conference, relate to a multimillion-dollar fraudulent Ontario lottery prize claim, said Insp. Dave Ross of corporate communications for the Ontario Provincial Police.
In April, the Ontario government asked police to investigate fraudulent lottery claims, after the province's ombudsman, Andre Marin, released a report that said lotto-playing Ontarians are vulnerable to being cheated of their wins by unscrupulous retailers.
Ombudsman, Andre Marin, released a report that said lotto-playing Ontarians are vulnerable to being cheated of their wins by unscrupulous retailers earlier this year.
The report recommended criminal record checks for lotto retailers, a system to settle ticket disputes and an independent body to monitor the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission.
Mr. Marin's investigation was sparked by an episode of CBC's the Fifth Estate news program, which showed how 83-year-old Bob Edmonds was cheated out of a $250,000 lotto win by a convenience store clerk.