Hoarder who claims he won a $ 2million raffle seven years ago – but just can’t find his ticket – takes his case to court after hiring a psychic to help him
- Kathy Rado, 59, of Cairns, claims she won $ 2 million in the lottery in January 2014
- She said she lost the ticket and is now suing The Lott in order to make money
- Ms Rado said she couldn’t remember the exact time or type of ticket she bought
- She hired a psychic and asked other buyers to confirm she was at a newsagent
A Queensland woman has claimed she owed $ 2 million after winning a raffle seven years ago – despite losing her ticket.
Kathy Jasmine Rado, 59, of Cairns, is now suing The Lott in a desperate attempt to get him to hand over the money and reveal details of the winning case.
Ms. Rado says she picked seven numbers and paid cash to purchase the ticket on January 22, 2014 at a newsagent in her suburb.
The mom went to great lengths to prove she’s the winner, including hiring a psychic to help her find the ticket and leaving flyers on each car in the parking lot asking other buyers to confirm that. they had seen her buying the ticket.
Kathy Jasmine Rado, 59, of Cairns, is now suing The Lott because she claims she owes him $ 2 million after winning the lottery in January 2014
In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, Ms Rado said she trawled around her house using a special light to distinguish the numbers on old lottery tickets.
Tabcorp, owner of The Lott, revealed that the award was won at a Cairns DFO NewsExtra store with the winning numbers 44, 3, 11, 42, 22, 26.
Ms Rado says she chose these numbers because they were parents ‘birthdays and her parents’ wedding anniversary.
“I’m not crazy, I fight to be listened to,” she said The Courier-Courrier.
She admitted to being an ‘accumulator’, which may be a reason she lost the ticket, and stated that she did not purchase a player card because she was worried about disclosing too much of her personal information. in line.
She claims she didn’t realize until a week later that she had won and when she contacted The Lott to let them know she was turned down.
Ms Rado said she could not remember what time she paid for it or what type of ticket she bought.
Tabcorp, owner of The Lott, revealed the award was won at a Cairns DFO NewsExtra store with the winning numbers 44, 3, 11, 42, 22, 26
“This company (The Lott) went out of their way to give me a hard time,” she said in her affidavit.
The gambling company gave him and his two sons three rounds each to guess the time, date and type of ticket – to no avail.
The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation also reviewed her claims, but was unable to declare her a winner.
She hopes the lawsuit will force The Lott to reveal the details of the ticket so that she can then “match that” to her memory of her own purchase.
Ms Rado obtained a statement from the Australia Post confirming that she had visited their store at the mall that day, but no CCTV from the centre’s management was available.
The mother said she has ten years to collect her prize from the date of purchase as long as she can locate the missing ticket.
She plans to use the money to help friends and family, as well as donate it to charity.
His trial will be heard again on February 3.
Ms. Rado always buys lottery tickets using the same numbers.