Auditor General Jacques Lapointe reported today, June 3, that he has referred an additional case to the RCMP. On May 20, the Speaker’s Office informed the Auditor General that they had come into possession of evidence of possible illegalities in expense claims for a former member of the House of Assembly. The Auditor General’s Office reviewed the information before passing it on to the RCMP for investigation. As with previous cases, Mr. Lapointe is not disclosing the identity of the individual involved. On May 18, files related to expense claims of one current and four former members of the legislative assembly were referred to the RCMP.
The winner of a $23.3 million lottery ticket that was sold in the Hamilton region knows they hit the jackpot but haven’t claimed their prize.The OLG has confirmed that the winning ticket has been validated at a retail location but no one has gone to the Prize Centre yet in Toronto to claim it.The LOTTO 6/49 ticket was for the Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 draw worth $23,324,912.20.Details of where the ticket was purchased will be revealed once the winner goes through the prize claim review process to confirm they are the rightful owner of the ticket.The next LOTTO 6/49 draw is on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for an estimated $9 million jackpot plus the Guaranteed $1 million prize draw.RELATED STORIESLottery ticket worth $23 million sold in Hamilton area