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Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win
Man pays off woman to resolve civil lawsuit Ludmila Konickova hadn't known him long. They'd met 18 weeks earlier through an Internet dating service, but she claims it was a trusting and committed relationship. She also claims she gave her 52-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth Garbe, $20 to buy a lottery ticket for the June 2 Super 7 draw, saying she took it on faith he would pass on any winnings. The ticket was a $12.4 million winner. But Garbe tells a different story about the ticket, sa
Nov 29, 2006, 10:42 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner thought he'd won $12,000, ticket worth $12 million
On Tuesday, Ken Garbe was told he had won $12,000 in the Lotto Super 7. Without his glasses, Garbe couldn't see the numbers himself, so he believed the lottery retailer at Park Royal Mall who checked his ticket. It turns out the retailer missed a few digits. Garbe's total winnings from the June 2 draw were $12,399,976 the biggest jackpot so far this year, said Tamara Ibbott, spokeswoman for B.C. Lottery Corp. Garbe, 52, purchased the lucky ticket at Oakridge Mall. The winning numbers
Jun 12, 2006, 9:00 am - Lottery News

B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. They've asked for more time, Jim Lightbody, the corporation's vice-president of gaming, said Monday. We're not certain why. Nine workers at an A W fast-food restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they're the only rightful claimants to the prize from the Aug. 13 draw.But four others have come forward to demand a share of the jackpot, sa
Aug 30, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win
A group of Vancouver fast food workers who are feuding over who should get a cut of a $14.5-million lottery win have been given until the end of the week to settle their dispute or face a judge.A senior official with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that eight women and a man who work at the A W burger restaurant in Mission, B.C., will definitely get a share of the prize from Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw.The question is whether two other women who work at the restaurant ar
Aug 25, 2005, 11:47 am - Lottery News

Canada to change Lotto 6/49
Canada's Lotto 6/49 is going for gold with bigger jackpots and better chances of winning. Starting May 30, the first major changes in the game's 22-year history will take effect. We're hoping these changes will provide added excitement, said Kathleen Polyak, spokeswoman for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.The game will still be based on the popular 6/49 format, but it will offer bigger jackpots more often, a new $5 prize category and better overall odds of winning a prize.But to enable b
May 20, 2004, 7:25 am - Lottery News

McDonald's janitor wins $3 million, but won't quit night shift job
A janitor who won $3 million in the lottery doesn't plan to quit his night shift job at McDonald's.Kissun Lal of Burnaby, B.C., discovered that he'd won in Wednesday's Lotto 6-49 draw when he picked up a copy of the newspaper near the end of his shift. Everyone at work told me to go home right away, but I wanted to finish my shift, said Lal Thursday as he picked up his cheque. I did dventually go home and calmly made some coffee, had a shower and waited for my family to wake up. When his daught
Nov 28, 2003, 6:27 am - Lottery News

Lottery players vent fury
Outraged Canadian lottery players made their voices heard yesterday with complaints about the 6/49 lottery doubling its price to $2 next year.It was the same at Lotto Centres and was the top story last night on the CBC national news after the Interprovincial Lottery Corp. announced that $1 Lotto 6/49 tickets would be eliminated after the May 29, 2004, draw in order to offer larger jackpots. We've had negative feedback -- nothing positive, said Peter Low, manager of the Lotto Centre in Pacific C
Nov 28, 2003, 6:03 am - Lottery News

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