Investigation leads to 2003 Lottery Prize Answers
ORILLIA, ON, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has
identified seven (7) victims of the fraud involving a 12.5-million
dollar lottery prize win in December 2003.
In September 2010, OPP laid numerous charges against three Greater
Toronto Area residents and restrained assets in connection with an
investigation into an "insider" major prize Super 7 lottery win.
"Credit goes to members of the Inspection and Investigation Branch who -
working with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) - diligently followed
through on the hundreds of tips from the public," says Deputy
Commissioner Scott Tod, who is responsible for the OPP Investigations
and Organized Crime Command.
As the victims are witnesses in the matter before the courts involving
the original fraud charges, OPP will not comment further on this
Investigation by the OPP team assigned to conduct lottery investigations
revealed that a father and son were actively stealing lottery tickets
from customers at a lottery retail location in Burlington where they
were employed. The investigation also revealed that, after the Lotto Super 7 draw was held on December 26, 2003, the two men provided the winning
ticket to a female family member to claim, in an attempt to conceal
their association between their criminal activity and the lottery
The lottery prize was paid out in December 2004 by OLG.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Inspector William Price
Director, OPP Inspection and Investigation Branch
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario