Canadian lottery scam
A few days after Christmas in 2003, a father and his son bought a ticket at a video store in the city of St. Catharines. This ticket rewarded them a lottery
ticket. However, the owners of the store preferred to keep the lottery ticket. Therefore, they claimed to have won the €9.02 million jackpot.
The family invested the jackpot money in expensive cars and houses. OLG tracked the fraud down by applying advanced technology. €7.22 million of their assets have been frozen. Chung - Jun Chul (60), Kathleen (29) and Kenneth (28) were arrested on fraud charges. The three family members have been bailed out. The Ontario police and Ontario Lottery and Gaming tries to fin the real winners by investigating 87 applicants.