B.C. man who said he lost winning lottery ticket has no claim to $50M jackpot, judge rules

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The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed the claims of a Maple Ridge man to a $50-million lottery jackpot. George Wilson-Tagoe, 64, argued that through theft and fraud the B.C. Lottery Corp. had deprived him of the prize money from the winning Lotto Max ticket on March 14, 2014.

Wilson-Tagoe lost his lottery ticket

The retired accountant and father of two alleged that he had selected the numbers for himself for the winning ticket, but that he had lost his ticket. He said he remembered the numbers because he played the same numbers every week. After a 21-month delay, BCLC in December awarded the $50 million to a publicity-shy Langley family.

Read more at The National Post.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.