A guy in Canada got really lucky when he won a $6 million lottery jackpot – and then tried to press his luck by hiding it from his wife and then making a run for it.
Just four days after Maurice Thibeault secretly won the $6 million, he packed his bags, took his passport and left home. The couple had – at that point – been living together for over two years.
In court, Maurice's wife, Denise Robertson, said she and Maurice together dreamed about winning the lottery, planning on buying muscle cars and an estate in the country. Denise also remembered that Maurice did about 15 loads of laundry of all his clothes the night before he took off – as if he was preparing to pack up and leave.