$12.5M lottery prize theft leads to 3 arrests

 CBC News

Three people in the Toronto area have been charged in the theft of a $12.5-million lottery prize, while police seek the rightful owner of the Lotto Super 7 ticket bought in 2003.

Two of the accused are a father and son who worked at a Burlington lottery outlet and were actively stealing tickets from customers, Ontario Provincial Police said after the arrests Wednesday.

After the Lotto Super 7 draw on Dec. 26, 2003, the pair handed the ticket over to a female family member to claim, the OPP alleges.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation paid out the prize in December 2004.

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