CFL referees cost Winnipeg woman big money with controversial call.

By Jimmy Traina
July 14, 2017

As if sports fans need another reason to hate referees, we bring you the tale of a Winnipeg woman who missed out on a $1 million payout thanks to a very controversial call.

When the Toronto Argonauts' Martese Jackson ran back a kickoff 109-yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, Karen Kuldys thought she was about to become a millionaire.

Kuldys was entered in a supermarket contest that would pay one contestant a million dollars if two touchdowns were scored on kickoff returns in the same game.

A Blue Bombers player had returned a kick for a TD earlier, so when Jackson was heading to the end zone, Kuldys thought she was about to cash in. Unfortunately for her, the refs threw a flag on the play for a block-in-the-back penalty. Take a look.

Winnipeg Fan Loses $1 Million Supermarket Promotion Because Of This Block In The Back Penalty

Probably a penalty, but probably didn't have to be called, either.

Don't completely weep for Kuldys. Back in 2007, she hit the lottery and won $675,000.

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