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
$9.5M lottery win difficult for Canadian chef
Ivan looks like a big friendly guy who wouldn't attract much attention. Except that he won $9.5 million with a Lotto Max ticket in March 2010.
When interviewed, he wore his trademark fleece vest over a plain black T-shirt, with sweatpants.
I'm not changing for nobody, he says.
He's never flown first class. I could, but why? he asks.
As a new multimillionaire, Ivan gave two weeks' notice and proceeded to work them before quitting his job as a delivery driver.
He was now mega-rich ...
May 22, 2012, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize
The shock of winning $21.4 million in a lottery was nothing compared to the jolts Craig Henshaw felt later.
They were not pleasant.
The story of Craig Henshaw, multi-millionaire, began one day last September when Craig Henshaw, high school teacher, went digging through his pockets for the $35 he had left to pay for some groceries. He had just enough cash to get him through the rest of the week, before the first paycheck of the new school year would come through.
He handed over the cash, ...
May 8, 2012, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Four golfers score $30M Lotto Max win
Four golfers from Langley, British Columbia, have scored their best ever round a $30 million Lotto Max jackpot.
Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game played in Canada.
Ian McMurtrie, Wayne Miller, Tom Moryson and Joe Scully, who work together in Langley and are golfing buddies, had the winning ticket in Friday's draw.
McMurtrie was the first to discover the win while watching the TV news Saturday morning and says his wife screamed and collapsed on the floor.
He then signed all four ...
Apr 12, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
$50M Ontario lottery winners face scrutiny
An Ontario, Canada, couple who won a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot last week said they expected to have trouble collecting their winnings.
Jo Ann and Gaetan Champagne have received a barrage of questions from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission: Did you buy the Lotto Max ticket? How did you come up with the numbers? Where did you get the ticket from?
The Champagnes said they aren't fazed. We know the rules, said Jo Ann.
I remember leaving the convenience store and we both looked ...
Jan 6, 2012, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Toronto teacher claims $21.4M lottery jackpot
Winning Lotto Max ticket was sitting on his fridge for months
Includes video report
A Toronto-area high school wood shop and technology teacher played hooky Tuesday to pick up his $21.4 million Lotto Max jackpot.
I called in sick today surprise! I'm not sick, said Craig Henshaw, 42, smiling as cameras recorded his check presentation at the offices of Ontario Lottery and Gaming.
All kidding aside, Henshaw says he loves teaching so much he's just going to take a temporary break while ...
Sep 29, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.
Claiming the huge jackpot Friday, John and Darlene Kinzel have won the largest lottery prize in provincial history after taking home $40 million in last Friday's Lotto Max draw.
John bought the ticket at the Fas Gas Northside Service in Lloydminster, Alberta, and says he picked all the numbers randomly. While his picks weren't planned, John might ...
Aug 29, 2011, 12:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Judge rules in legal dispute over $33M Lotto Max jackpot
After legal battle, judge rules original Lotto Max claimant entitled to prize
A $33 million lottery jackpot should soon be in the hands of an Edmonton man who has waited almost two months to claim the prize, one of the biggest awarded to a single lottery winner in Canada.
A judge on Wednesday ruled that Matthew Hayduk should be immediately entitled to $33,301,693.30 after finding that another would-be prize claimant, Ted Baltoussen, did not have standing to assert a claim to the money.
Jun 23, 2011, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Legal fight over $33M lottery ticket could end next week
A $33 million lottery jackpot is in dispute, with two men from Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada, laying claim to the hefty prize.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation believes Matthew Hayduk is the legitimate winner of the April 22 Lotto Max draw, but six others suggested they might have bought the winning ticket.
After court proceedings this week, all but two of the would-be winners have relinquished claims to the prize Hayduk and Ted Baltoussen. Some of those involved had accused friends o ...
Jun 18, 2011, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Toronto janitor claims share of $50M lottery jackpot
A Toronto man has claimed his share of a massive $50 million lottery jackpot, four days after the ticket he purchased at a downtown newsstand was declared a winner.
John Addo, who came to Canada from Ghana 20 years ago, picked up his cheque for $16.6 million on Tuesday, saying he was too overwhelmed to claim his prize immediately.
When I gave the retailer my ticket and she told me how much I won, I went into shock. I immediately went straight home and lay down for awhile to think about it ...
Apr 20, 2011, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum