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
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
$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
Ontario Lottery tries to recover $12.5M insider win
Chung family created 'spider web' of properties, bank accounts
More than seven years after a Toronto-area woman cashed in a stolen $12.5 million Lotto Super 7 ticket, Ontario's lottery corporation is trying to recoup the money, but the lengthy wait may have cost the Crown agency.
CBC News has learned that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) filed a lawsuit in March against the woman who claimed the ticket, Kathleen Chung, and her family and associated companies for deliberatel ...
Nov 15, 2011, 8:33 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
Workers win the lottery one day after being laid off
Group of manufacturing employees will split $7 million prize
Includes video report
In Canada, a group of employees at an Ottawa manufacturing plant say they won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 prize Wednesday, the same day their company announced massive layoffs.
Eighteen employees at SMART technologies including 10 who got layoff notices on Wednesday were part of the group of winners, according to Colin Willard, one of the ticket holders.
Willard, who worked at SMART for seven years, was ...
Aug 16, 2011, 10:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Sibling battle over $32M lottery win lands in court
Take a barber, a handyman and the handyman's sister, add one lottery ticket and $32 million, and what do you have? A lawsuit and siblings no longer speaking to each other.
Sam Haddad and his longtime friend and barber Mike Dettorre won $32 million with a Lotto 6/49 ticket in June 2008. It made for a great story: Dettorre had been cutting Haddad's hair for more than 30 years and the men often bought tickets together, sticking them on the mirror in Dettorre's Old Ottawa South barber shop until ...
May 3, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Statistician cracks secret code behind lottery tickets
Is the apparent randomness of the scratch ticket just a facade, a mathematical lie?
The call came around 3 a.m. Toronto time, which was midnight in Nevada where Doug Hartzell was sleeping. It was his old friend, Mohan Srivastava, phoning from Canada.
He called me and said, 'Man, I think I'm losing it. But I see a pattern in scratch lottery tickets,' said Hartzell, recalling that 2003 conversation.
My reaction almost instantly was like: I'm sure he's right.
Over their three decades ...
Feb 2, 2011, 1:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery scam victims finally get $12.5M jackpot
They had to wait seven years, but seven Ontario men each collected checks for more than $2 million Thursday, their share of a lottery win originally awarded to a woman now facing fraud charges.
The men, all friends and former co-workers who lay cable for a living, will each receive $2.1 million their share of the original $12.5 million jackpot plus $2.3 million in interest for a total of $14.8 million split seven ways.
The men bought the ticket jointly while working together at a construct ...
Jan 28, 2011, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian family charged with stealing $12.5M lottery jackpot
Search is on for rightful owner of winning ticket
Are you the victim of an alleged $12.5-million lottery jackpot theft?
Ontario police say someone else celebrated with what should have been your happy dance. The rightful owner of the Super 7 ticket was defrauded of the winnings nearly seven years ago, police say.
Meanwhile, investigators allege the family accused of stealing the winnings lived in the lap of luxury multiple homes and BMW and Mercedes vehicles were among their big-ticket ...
Sep 30, 2010, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum