This story is simply a testimony that anyone’s luck can change in a minute. It also goes to show that if you are destined for greatness, it will surely come to pass.
Well, this was the case of a Canadian couple who have endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church.
According to Dailymail.uk Hakeem Nosiru won the January 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the signed ticket, which he taped to the inside his wife's purse Abiola Nosiru for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.
That sparked a frantic search of their home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked through, an effort that left Nosiru and his wife — who are originally from Nigeria — empty handed and feeling 'miserable'.
But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 — a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address.
But the saga wasn't over yet, as Nosiru gave the ticket to Ontario Provincial Police, who were investigating the matter for Ontario Lottery and Gaming to ensure there were no further snags.
'I couldn't eat. I was devastated,' she said.
'We just wanted to see the reality. And the reality is right here now,' she added, fighting back tears.
She wasn't sure what they'll do for the woman who ended their losing streak, but told her: 'I just want to say thank you.'
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