$50M Canada lotto winner says he had a vision of winning numbers
Six years ago Randall Rush was at a friend's house watching a football game when a series of numbers flashed into his head.
His friend told Rush to write down the numbers, and when he took a look, he thought they would make for good lottery picks. But the 48-year-old was skeptical he never played the lottery.
He goes: 'If you didn't play and these numbers come up, how would you feel?' said Rush.
Ever since that fateful day, the resident of Lamont, Alberta, has picked the same numbers w ...
Feb 16, 2015, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Couple recovers $50 million lottery ticket
A Canadian couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church.
Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the signed ticket, which he taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.
That sparked a frantic search of their home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked thr ...
Jun 3, 2014, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
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
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