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Lottery fever erupts across Canada

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: October 27, 2005, 8:50 pm - IP Logged
reply to: Quote: Originally posted by NearNewBrit on October 26, 2005

>>> Still, most say a toonie (a Canadian coin worth $2) is a small price to pay for a chance at the big money. <<<</p>


I think the $2 coin is called a loonie, for the loon bird depicted on it.

My $1 coin as a swimming/floating bird on it, too.  I wonder what type of bird it is.



A $1 coin is a loonie  and a $2 coin is a toonie


No, a toonie = $2 coin.  I researched it before posting the article.


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    Posted: October 28, 2005, 12:31 am - IP Logged

    It's all over.

    Seventeen people who work at Viking Holdings in Sedgewick are the winners of the biggest jackpot in Canadian history – splitting a record-breaking pot of $54,294,712.

    That works out to $3,193,806.58 per winner.

    Reportedly in the four days leading up to the draw Canadians spent an amazing $90 million on 6/49 tickets.  Since there are only 14 millions possible combinations in a 6/49 game, I surprised there weren't  more winning tickets.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:41 am - IP Logged

      Yes, 17 people shared the prize, but for the last few months, 18 of them were in the pool, however one guy was on holidays so he wasn't in that draw.  I hope they still give him something since he was a member of their regular pool.


      RE: Loonie/Toonie.  The $1 coin is the Loonie - The bird on the back in the water is a Loon.  The $2 coin was first issued several years later, and although it has a polar bear on the back it is nicknamed Toonie. 

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        Posted: October 29, 2005, 11:33 am - IP Logged

        People dump their foreign coins at the Coinstar machine where I work. That's how come I have Toonies without being in Canada in recent years.