Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity
Includes audio report
Unlike most big lottery winners who spend days, or even months, trying to figure out how they'll spend their newfound riches, Tom Crist needed only a moment to decide where his $40 million in winnings would go: all to charity. Top on the list would be the medical center that cared for his late wife when she developed cancer.
Still, it took Crist more than six months to tell anybody including family members he'd won. The retired Calgary executive had been lunching betw ...
Dec 20, 2013, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery tracks down $50 million winner who lost ticket
Credit card purchase key to tracking down winner
An unbelievable set of circumstances have come together for Kathryn Jones, who won $50 million from an unclaimed Lotto Max prize drawn a year ago a win for which she lost the ticket and never checked the numbers.
The Hamilton woman had absolutely no clue she could be a winner when Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation officials showed up at her door a while back wanting to talk to her, she said Tuesday at a news conference at the OLG headqu ...
Dec 5, 2013, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Sister loses fight over $32M jackpot her brother split with barber
Sam Haddad did a happy dance outside the Ottawa courthouse Tuesday, minutes after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from his sister seeking millions from the $32 million lottery jackpot he and his longtime barber won five years ago.
Five years of hell is almost over. It's over! the 63-year-old Ottawa man cried, as a female relative ululated joyfully behind him. That's Lebanese yodelling, Haddad explained to bemused journalists.
Now we can enjoy our money, Haddad's wife, Denise, exclaimed. We'r ...
Nov 14, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner is sued by his sister
Claims she gave him $1 towards tickets
A handyman who won a $32 million jackpot lottery with his barber is being sued by his sister who says she is entitled to a third of the winnings.
Leila Nahas claims she paid her brother Samir Haddad $1 toward the $3 winning ticket and deserves $10.6 million, plus $500,000 in damages.
But Haddad said he doesn't owe her a dime, because 'they never had an agreement'.
Haddad and his longtime friend and barber Mike Dettorre hit the jackpot with a Lot ...
Oct 17, 2013, 5:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery jackpot probe heats up after immunity deal
Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million multi-state Hot Lotto jackpot won in Iowa in 2011 have received valuable information from a man in Canada who was granted limited immunity, state officials said Tuesday.
A month ago, investigators traveled to Canada to conduct an interview after reaching an agreement in which a person of interest was promised the information given would not be used against him, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistan ...
Oct 8, 2013, 11:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Inquiry in Iowa Lottery mystery touches Canada
Investigators seeking to unravel an attempted multimillion-dollar Iowa Lottery jackpot scheme have been in contact with Canadian authorities and are looking into people who may have been involved, an agent said Thursday.
Special Agent in Charge Patrick Townsend of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirmed his agency sought assistance from Canadian law enforcement early in the 18-month investigation into a withdrawn claim for a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
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Jul 26, 2013, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Man claims half of record $63.4 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot
There were 4 winning tickets 2 of which were his
Harry Black won an incredible $31.7 million in the lottery, but the way he accomplished it is even more amazing.
The Surrey, British Columbia, man who won half of a record-breaking Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot has come forward more than a month after the draw with not just one, but two winning tickets.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said that each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4 million Lotto 6/49 draw on April 13 w ...
May 31, 2013, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013
Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game is getting ready for a makeover.
Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers.
With the new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with every draw, Lotto 6/49 will be creating more millionaires every week, said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice Presi ...
May 7, 2013, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner donates $1 million for marijuana legalization
On Saturday April 20, activists and cannabis enthusiasts will gather in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife. It is hoped the events will be a watershed moment for cannabis law reform as Canadians seek to follow their American counterparts and end the social injustice of cannabis prohibition.
This year, the annual nationwide 420 celebrations are entirely sponsored by lottery winner Bob Erb.
When Bob Erb started buying lotte ...
Apr 20, 2013, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman wins $40M, not $40K, sparking wild celebrations
Includes video report
Let's pretend you just won $40 million. Do you sprint up and down the street like a crazy woman ? Break into a happy dance, while holding your oversized lottery check? Celebrate by chowing down at a Chinese buffet with your family?
If you're Maria Carreiro, the answer is all of the above and then some.
The 51-year-old grandmother couldn't contain her excitement, when she talked to, sang to and danced for reporters on Monday after her big, big win.
Thank you Lor ...
Apr 10, 2013, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum