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Canadian lottery winners to buy home in South Africa with $500,000 Lotto Max Extra win
Plus an extra house for Mom By Kate Northrop Two Canadian lottery winners are looking forward to purchasing a new home in South Africa for themselves after winning $500,000 (US$392,195) in Lotto Max Extra, plus another property for Mom. Emma and Seabata Makhakhe took home a $500,000 prize in the Lotto Max Extra drawing on Jan. 7, 2022 and are looking at buying some South African real estate for themselves and a home in Lesotho for Seabata's mother. We have dreamed about our kid
Feb 24, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News

Canadian man is "Set for Life" after winning $1,000 a week for 25 years
Cashier was more excited than the winner himself By Kate Northrop One lucky Canadian lottery player is set for life after switching out his usual games for a new lottery ticket, earning him a top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years. Mustapha Salmi, of Vancouver, Canada, won't have to worry about his finances anytime soon after winning $1,000 a week for the next 25 years on a scratch-off ticket he hadn't played before. I usually play Crossword or Bingo scratch tickets, Salmi tol
Dec 7, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

Canadian woman memorializes $13 million Lotto Max jackpot with a tattoo
Winner has her son permanently etch the draw date onto her arm By Kate Northrop A winner from British Columbia is making sure she'll never forget the day she won a $13 million (US$10.3 million) jackpot playing Lotto Max by tattooing the draw date onto her arm. Tammy Manning is having the draw date March 19, 2021 permanently inked on her skin after winning a multimillion-dollar Lotto Max jackpot from the British Columbia Lottery. The tattoo will be completed by none other than her son
Apr 3, 2021, 1:40 pm - Lottery News

Unclaimed Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $1 million expires next month
BCLC urges Vancouver Island residents to check their tickets By Kate Northrop The expiration date for an unclaimed Guaranteed Prize Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $1 million is fast approaching, giving the prospective winner just a little over one month to claim the big prize. The British Columbia Lottery encouraged residents from the northern Vancouver Island region to check their numbers for the drawing on March 18, 2020. The region includes, but is not limited to, municipalities like Alert
Feb 3, 2021, 11:37 am - Lottery News

Trick-or-Treat! Canadian co-workers score $6 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Halloween
The holiday has never been sweeter for these lucky winners By Kate Northrop A group of co-workers didn't have to go trick-or-treating this Halloween to get the sweetest reward of them all a Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth $6 million (US$4.6 million). Monday, the British Columbia Lottery sat down with Heewon (Theresa) Choi of Coquitlam to discuss what it was like to discover that she and her group held the lone winning lottery ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw on Sat., Oct. 31. Choi, the design
Nov 10, 2020, 1:43 pm - Lottery News

"I'm retiring!" British Columbia man scores whopping $24 million Lotto jackpot
Massive win right before bedtime is a dream-come-true By Kate Northrop Last Wednesday, Ronald 'Ron' Cumiskey, 60, nearly forgot to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket right before bed. Instead, the trivial decision to check his numbers at the last minute probably kept him up all night, as he had learned he had the jackpot-winning ticket worth an enormous $24,369,459 (US$18 million). After 30 years of faithfully playing the lottery, Cumiskey had to check the date and compare the results to his t
Jun 4, 2020, 7:24 am - Lottery News

Best friends of over 50 years share $2M lottery prize
Two Canadian women who have been friends for more than five decades won a $2 million lottery prize, the British Columbia Lottery announced. Susan Hook and Martha McCallum decided to go in on a BC/49 lottery ticket together last week, and soon discovered they were $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the August 17, 2019 draw. I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket, said McCallum. I thought 'what do all the zeros mean? And I went back to work, believe it or
Aug 23, 2019, 8:49 pm - Lottery News

Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize
Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize. Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath say that on Dec. 12, 2018, they gave Hung Sengsouvanh some money left over from a contribution to an upcoming potluck Christmas party at the lighting factory where they all worked. The co-workers say they each proposed to kick in $5 to buy a $25 ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot for Dec. 14 because it
Mar 20, 2019, 2:59 pm - Lottery News

Mother of 3 claims $39.5 million Lotto Max jackpot
A Canadian woman has become almost $40 million richer, all because she decided to brave the crowds on Boxing Day. Michelle De Roma of Surrey, British Columbia, purchased the winning ticket to last week's Lotto Max draw during a shopping trip at the Tsawwassen Mills outlet mall on Dec. 26, netting her a whopping $39,517,071. After learning about her massive windfall, De Roma said the first person she told was the number one love of my life, her husband. It's my husband's birthday, so it's t
Jan 5, 2019, 8:33 pm - Lottery News

Canadian man wins lottery, celebrates birthday and retires on same day
A man in Canada has had a truly amazing 24 hours, winning CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) on the lottery on the same day as his birthday and retirement. Vancouver resident Ping Kuen Shum was already in high spirits after celebrating his birthday and retirement on April 28, when he decided to buy a ticket for the BC/49 draw the same night. Amazingly, all six of Shum's numbers 09, 12, 13, 18, 21, and 29 came through, winning the birthday boy the entire CA$2 million jackpot. Shum said he cel
May 4, 2018, 9:18 am - Lottery News

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