Disputed $50M lottery jackpot partially paid out
Includes video report
A disputed $50 million lottery win is set to enter civil court as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation pays out about $31 million of the prize to its 19 original claimants, leaving the remainder to be fought over in court.
Nineteen employees of a Toronto-area Bell call centre originally claimed the $50 million Lotto Max prize from Dec. 31, only to have their claim disputed by several other people who said they should have been on the list, as well.
For the pa ...
Feb 15, 2011, 2:38 pm - Lottery News forum
$29M lottery jackpot 12 years in making
Postal workers each paid $10 a week into Mega Millions
Perseverance and planning ahead with a storm bearing down on the region paid off for a group of postal worker friends, who came forward Friday to claim their $29 million jackpot.
We'd been playing for so long, I felt we had to win sooner or later, said Hosea Person, 48. He and 12 others from the priority mail processing center in Romulus had bought Mega Millions tickets for 12 years before hitting it big Feb. 1.
Hosea and his wife, ...
Feb 6, 2011, 8:42 am - 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
Christmastime battle over lottery jackpot
A lottery lawsuit is all the talk in The Villages. A group of friends hit the Florida Lotto jackpot, but one single dollar has led to a fight over $16 million.
It's known as Florida's friendliest neighborhood, but there's scandal at the Hacienda Hills Country Club.
Yeah, yeah. Everybody knows, golfer Otto Strunck told local media.
Eight employees and players are in a tug of war. The controversy is over a Florida lotto ticket, a winning ticket worth $16 million.
It'd be an awful sha ...
Dec 24, 2010, 9:04 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery players finally get their share of jackpot
Fifth claimant pulled out of lawsuit early; won't get share
Santa Claus is finally coming to town for four local families who've waited almost three years to see him.
Slawomir Kowalewski, a former employee of Powco Steel Co. who believed that he'd been duped out of his share of a $24,520,300 Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Jan. 16, 2008, is one of four recipients of this week's settlement of approximately $4 million from the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corp. (OLGC).
I'm so happy for my family and my ...
Dec 13, 2010, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winners get their checks, keep working at plant
A year ago, William Shanteau and his 13 co-workers at a Detroit auto plant were worried their jobs could be gone at any moment.
Now they're all millionaires after winning a share of last week's $96.9 million Powerball drawing.
Most of the group from the paint shop at a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Grand Cherokees plans to keep working, Shanteau said Thursday after working a 12-hour shift.
It's like family, he said, adding that at least two of the jackpot winners plan to retire, and h ...
Jul 2, 2010, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner guilty of stealing lottery ticket, claiming it as his own
Faces up to 14 years for claiming $5.75 million prize
A former convenience store owner pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently claiming a $5.75 million winning Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket as his own.
Hafiz Malik, 62, validated the lottery ticket at his now-closed convenience store near Dufferin Street and Dupont Street in June 2004 but didn't tell his customer she had won the jackpot.
Seven months later, he claimed the prize, according to an agreed statement of facts read out in court.
Dec 7, 2009, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery honors 'Clinic Gals'
The Clinic Gals of Dexter, Missouri, have been named the December Lottery Team of the Month, earning the group of Powerball-playing co-workers and friends a prize package of Lottery merchandise.
The Clinic Gals work together in a doctor's office in Dexter and have been playing Powerball together for more than two years.
According to team captain Sherry Medler, a transcriptionist from Dexter, the team formed after one of the nurses who played regularly asked if anyone wanted to join her. ...
Dec 2, 2009, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group
It will be up to the courts to decide if a Calgary-area man's amazing run of lotto luck will continue.
Seguro Ndabene of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, has already won the lottery four times in the past five years including two wins of $1 million, another of $100,000 and a fourth prize of $50,000.
But his biggest win of all $17 million in a Super 7 draw back in January is being disputed.
Ndabene's claim as sole winner is being questioned by a man who alleges the winning ticket was part ...
Oct 28, 2009, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa steelworkers group claims $1 million Powerball lottery prize
A group of 10 co-workers from a Des Moines tire-manufacturing plant stepped forward Monday to claim a $1 million Powerball prize they'd won with a ticket purchased a local convenience store.
The co-workers who all produce agricultural tires at the Des Moines Firestone plant are calling themselves The Local 310 Ten because they're all members of Local 310 of the United Steelworkers Union. They've pooled their money to buy Powerball tickets together for about five years and made for a happy bun ...
Oct 13, 2009, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum