Hamilton ‘insider’ awaits $250,000 lottery prize while under investigation

Published August 17, 2022 at 10:51 am

Hamilton 'insider' awaits $250,000 lottery prize while OLG investigates possible conflicts
A Hamilton man is another step closer to claiming a $250,000 lottery prize, but has not been able to collect his winnings due to a possible conflict.

A Hamilton man is another step closer to claiming a $250,000 lottery prize.

Geoffrey Moos of Mount Hope won playing Instant Bingo Multiplier but has not been able to collect his winnings due to a possible conflict being investigated by Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG).


Moos’ daughter works for an authorized OLG retailer, which is classified as an “insider win.” Claims of $10,000 or more made by insiders require “enhanced review and validation and a 30-day publication period” before payment to ensure no additional claims on the winning ticket.

According to the province’s lottery corporation, “any directors, officers, partners, owners, employees and their immediate family members claiming a prize are subject to the Insider Win procedures.”

OLG has confirmed that Moos will receive his payment on Sept. 16, 2022, pending no additional claims.

The ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Upper James in Hamilton.

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