Winning The Lottery Twice
In 2001, 78-year-old Ontario resident Bob Edmonds bought a Super 7 lottery ticket. When he took the ticket to the store, he heard a joyous sound: two winning jingles indicated that he was a winner twice over, but he was only given a free ticket and wasn't told of the other prize: $250,000. Suspecting that he had been cheated, Edmonds contacted the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as well as the cops.
The matter was unresolved until Edmonds sued both the OLG and the clerk, settling out of court. In 2006 The Fifth Estate, a Canadian documentary show reported on the case, which led to the firing of OLG president Duncan Brown and set precedence in the fight against lottery fraud.