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$9.5M lottery win difficult for Canadian chef
Ivan looks like a big friendly guy who wouldn't attract much attention. Except that he won $9.5 million with a Lotto Max ticket in March 2010. When interviewed, he wore his trademark fleece vest over a plain black T-shirt, with sweatpants. I'm not changing for nobody, he says. He's never flown first class. I could, but why? he asks. As a new multimillionaire, Ivan gave two weeks' notice and proceeded to work them before quitting his job as a delivery driver. He was now mega-rich
May 22, 2012, 7:13 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize
The shock of winning $21.4 million in a lottery was nothing compared to the jolts Craig Henshaw felt later. They were not pleasant. The story of Craig Henshaw, multi-millionaire, began one day last September when Craig Henshaw, high school teacher, went digging through his pockets for the $35 he had left to pay for some groceries. He had just enough cash to get him through the rest of the week, before the first paycheck of the new school year would come through. He handed over the cash,
May 8, 2012, 8:21 am - Lottery News

Court settles estate of Vancouver man who ran lottery ticket reselling firm
Almost four years after his death, the $20 million estate of Vancouver businessman Randy Thiemer has finally been wrapped up in court. Thiemer started a company named Can Win, which resold Canadian lottery tickets to foreigners. He got the idea after seeing an ad in a Vancouver newspaper offering Irish Sweepstakes tickets. It started at his kitchen table and progressed to a $100-million-a-year business, recalled Vito Nardulli, who worked for almost 25 years for Thiemer and was former v
May 7, 2012, 7:47 am - Lottery News

Four golfers score $30M Lotto Max win
Four golfers from Langley, British Columbia, have scored their best ever round a $30 million Lotto Max jackpot. Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game played in Canada. Ian McMurtrie, Wayne Miller, Tom Moryson and Joe Scully, who work together in Langley and are golfing buddies, had the winning ticket in Friday's draw. McMurtrie was the first to discover the win while watching the TV news Saturday morning and says his wife screamed and collapsed on the floor. He then signed all four
Apr 12, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News

$50M Ontario lottery winners face scrutiny
An Ontario, Canada, couple who won a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot last week said they expected to have trouble collecting their winnings. Jo Ann and Gaetan Champagne have received a barrage of questions from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission: Did you buy the Lotto Max ticket? How did you come up with the numbers? Where did you get the ticket from? The Champagnes said they aren't fazed. We know the rules, said Jo Ann. I remember leaving the convenience store and we both looked
Jan 6, 2012, 8:00 am - Lottery News

Dropping out of lottery pool costs teacher millions
Dave Johnston is kicking himself for pulling out of a lottery pool that's about to cash in a lucky ticket for $30 million. The steam-fitting instructor at Red Deer College in central Alberta, Canada, used to play regularly with plumbing teachers he sat with in the school's lunchroom every day. But he pulled out over a year ago. It's hard to stay in, said Johnston, who added he kept putting in his cash but the pool wasn't winning big. He eventually decided it just wasn't going to happen
Nov 25, 2011, 3:10 am - Lottery News

Toronto teacher claims $21.4M lottery jackpot
Winning Lotto Max ticket was sitting on his fridge for months Includes video report A Toronto-area high school wood shop and technology teacher played hooky Tuesday to pick up his $21.4 million Lotto Max jackpot. I called in sick today surprise! I'm not sick, said Craig Henshaw, 42, smiling as cameras recorded his check presentation at the offices of Ontario Lottery and Gaming. All kidding aside, Henshaw says he loves teaching so much he's just going to take a temporary break while
Sep 29, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News

$7 million lottery winner doesn't change a thing
Played same numbers for 21 years After realizing he had won $7 million in a Canada Lotto 6/49 draw three weeks ago, Eddie Uy of Richmond, British Columbia, did what not many big lottery winners would do. He ate his breakfast, packed a lunch, as usual, and went to work at the Burnaby cardboard-box factory where he has been employed for the last 19 years. Uy, 59, actually waited three weeks before letting British Columbia Lottery Corp. know he was the winner of the Aug. 3 jackpot, but he
Sep 9, 2011, 8:04 am - Lottery News

Lottery fraudster denied, real winner found
The lottery gods have handed a man more than $90,000 in winnings but only after an alleged ticket thief was denied the same prize. In a strange case the likes of which lottery officials say they haven't seen in more than 10 years, a gas station clerk has been arrested and charged with stealing a customer's Lotto 6/49 tickets then tried to claim the prize after one ticket hit it big. There's some incredible uniqueness to this one because a ticket that was stolen ended up with a prize in ex
Sep 1, 2011, 12:08 pm - Lottery News

Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot
By Todd Northrop A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago. Claiming the huge jackpot Friday, John and Darlene Kinzel have won the largest lottery prize in provincial history after taking home $40 million in last Friday's Lotto Max draw. John bought the ticket at the Fas Gas Northside Service in Lloydminster, Alberta, and says he picked all the numbers randomly. While his picks weren't planned, John might
Aug 29, 2011, 12:58 pm - Lottery News

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