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Employee strike at Québec Lottery halts introduction of new Lotto 6/49 in the province
Multi-province Lotto 6/49 game will be unplayable in Qu bec until strike is settled By Kate Northrop Lottery players in Qu bec will be unable to participate in Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game due to an employee strike at the Qu bec Lottery (Loto-Qu bec). Over 400 professionals at the Qu bec Lottery went on strike following failed negotiations around pay raises and rising inflation, causing a delay in ticket validation and the scheduled rollout of the new nationwide Lotto 6/49 game
Sep 13, 2022, 12:02 pm - Lottery News

Best friends of 30 years split $15.7 million Lotto 6/49 lottery jackpot
Pals played together for the past three years By Kate Northrop A pair of longtime friends split a $15.7 million (US$12 million) Lotto 6/49 jackpot after playing the lottery together for the past three years. Doug Ellsworth and Lawrence Russell thought that combining their efforts in the lottery would give them an advantage. Turns out, they had the right idea. Having shared a close friendship for three decades, the two will get to share a huge amount of money as well. Ellswort
Sep 10, 2022, 1:48 pm - Lottery News

Canadian $70 million Lotto Max jackpot winner wants to help rebuild Ukraine with lottery prize
History buff has a big to-do list By Kate Northrop A recent winner of the $70 million (US$54.03 million) multi-province Lotto Max jackpot already has plans underway to help rebuild war-torn Ukraine, among other items to be crossed off on his premeditated checklist. The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot winner from the June 7 drawing was revealed to be Marcel Lussier, of Brossard, Montreal, who has a solid plan for how he wants to spend his winnings. Every time Lussier enters a draw
Jun 22, 2022, 11:26 am - Lottery News

Canadian man sues 16 friends for share of $1 million lottery prize despite not paying for ticket
By Kate Northrop A Canadian pizza delivery driver is lawyering up against his 16 friends who won a $1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize, saying that he is owed a portion of the money despite not paying for the winning Lotto Max ticket. Philip Tsotsos of Windsor, Ontario claims he deserves a $70,000 share of the $1 million prize his 16 friends split last summer in a Maxmillion Lotto Max drawing, accusing the group of stealing his dreams. Last June, a lottery group consisting of 16
May 4, 2022, 12:18 pm - Lottery News

Changes coming to Canada's Lotto 6/49 game this fall
Draw game's 40th anniversary to be marked by big adjustments By Kate Northrop The popular Canadian Lotto 6/49 draw game is going to be seeing some core changes later this year. Last week, the Canadian Lotteries announced some adjustments to the multi-province game Lotto 6/49 that are going to impact the prizes players can win. With Lotto 6/49 celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the organizers of the game decided to turn the main draw into what's called the Classic Draw,
Mar 16, 2022, 6:33 pm - Lottery News

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 rediscovers forgotten lottery ticket and wins $20 million
Winning ticket sat in his wallet for over a month By Kate Northrop A Canadian man was already celebrating a momentous occasion when he rediscovered a forgotten Lotto Max lottery ticket in his wallet worth $20 million (US$16.15 million). Jerry Knot, of Wasagamack, was in good spirits at his daughter's wedding in Winnipeg, but there was plenty more to celebrate when he learned that the disregarded lottery ticket in his pocket was a $20 million winner. Back in August, Knott bought a Lot
Nov 1, 2021, 9:30 am - Lottery News

Veteran who suffered brain injury wants to make world a better place with $65 million lottery win
Nearly homeless at one point, winner now wants to help others get back on their feet By Kate Northrop A veteran from the Canadian military who won a huge $65 million (US$51.6 million) Lotto Max jackpot was inspired by his past experiences to make the world better place with his newfound wealth. Jansen Ng, 41, of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, won't let millions get to his head. Nearly homeless at one point in the past, the lottery winner wants to instill hope and positivity in the worl
Jul 16, 2021, 1:12 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

Ontario man wins $70 million Lotto Max jackpot, checks ticket "a dozen" times
Great-grandparents will be able to fulfill their dreams after heartwarming win By Kate Northrop After scanning their Lotto Max ticket several times on the Ontario Lottery's app, two lucky grandparents made an extra trip to a retailer to verify the numbers on their Lotto Max ticket actually won them the $70 million (US$56 million) jackpot. Marc Meilleur and his wife, Dorothy-Ann, are dedicated lottery players whose commitment finally paid off to the tune of $70 million on Feb. 26, 2021.
Mar 17, 2021, 11:39 am - Lottery News

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