Nightly News   |  December 04, 2013

Canadian officials track down $50 million lotto winner

Even after losing her ticket and failing to claim her winnings, Canadian lotto officials found Kathryn Jones and awarded her the jackpot. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the canadian national image ofnfailing politeness and civility has taken a bit of a hit of late with the rob ford saga unfolding in toronto. but the canadian spirit is alive and well . catherine jones bought a lottery ticket and promptly lost it. it was the winning number. it paid off close to $50 million. canadian lottery officials tracked her down, proved she bought the ticket, verified her purchase and then awarded her the unclaimed jackpot.