You Want The Good News First? Or The Bad News?
Okay, the good news: Ontario resident Barry Shell won the lottery, hauling in $4,377,298. The bad news? Per The Toronto Star:
... after a smiling Shell, 45, had posed for an OLG [Ontario Lottery and Gaming] photo holding his cheque for $4,377,298, he was arrested outside the building on outstanding criminal charges and taken into police custody.The charges?
... failing to appear, theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.Seems the OLG conducts a "rigorous investigation" of anyone who claims a prize. Here's the full story.