Man Just Beats Deadline To Claim $390,000 Prize

September 29th, 2014   ·   Add Your Comment Now...

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Dennis Cote had bought a Lucky For Life lottery ticket from a Circle K store in Whately for the 26 September draw last year and then promptly forgot about it.  He only discovered he was a big winner of $25,000 a year for life a few months ago, but then decided to wait till the last three hours to make a claim.

His story is remarkable in that he had the patience to wait it out while figuring what he wanted to do with all that money, and in that he still met the one-year deadline to make a claim – it could have easily been forgotten leading to forfeiture.n  He has since chosen to receive his prize in a single payment of $390,000.  He plans to use to use part of the money to pay mortgage and to invest whatever remains.

Read more in http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/26/lottery-winner-shows-just-hours-before-ticket-expired/4RIf1TnpruC9TCaMfacCfK/story.html

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