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$50M lottery winners share wealth
A Manitoba couple who won a CA$50 million (US$46.7 million) lottery jackpot in the Nov. 6 Canada Lotto Max drawing are sharing the wealth with their Sagkeeng First Nation community. Kirby and Marie Fontaine have outfitted a hockey team and set their sights on a hot meal program at a school on Sagkeeng First Nation, about 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, following their Lotto Max win. Claude Guimond, coach of the newly formed Sagkeeng 69s, said Kirby approached him shortly after the lo
Dec 5, 2009, 8:39 am - Lottery News

Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group
It will be up to the courts to decide if a Calgary-area man's amazing run of lotto luck will continue. Seguro Ndabene of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, has already won the lottery four times in the past five years including two wins of $1 million, another of $100,000 and a fourth prize of $50,000. But his biggest win of all $17 million in a Super 7 draw back in January is being disputed. Ndabene's claim as sole winner is being questioned by a man who alleges the winning ticket was part
Oct 28, 2009, 9:52 am - Lottery News

Single lottery ticket wins final Super 7 jackpot worth $24M
The final Canada Super 7 jackpot, totalling almost $24 million, was won Friday night by a single ticket in Saskatchewan. Lottery hopefuls across Canada were especially interested in the final draw because all the prize money was guaranteed to be won. A lottery spokeswoman says officials have not yet heard from the winner or winners, adding all they know is the ticket was purchased somewhere in Saskatchewan. The winner has a year to claim the prize, but can do so as early as Monday morni
Sep 20, 2009, 2:43 pm - Lottery News

Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game First drawing Friday, Sept. 25 Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September. Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winner picks up check, then gets arrested
$4.4M lotto winner goes straight to jail It was a good news, bad news day for Barry Shell. The good news: he won more than $4 million. The bad news: he ended up in jail. Shell, from Brampton, Ontario, picked up a check for $4,377,298, the top prize in the July 18 draw for the Lotto 6/49. I went to the store and checked my ticket on the self-serve ticket checker, Shell was quoted as saying in a news release from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. As soon as I saw how muc
Jul 22, 2009, 8:57 pm - Lottery News

Truck driver wins $1.9M lottery jackpot, will keep driving
A recent immigrant to Canada is Manitoba's newest millionaire. Gennadi Belinov is nearly $2 million richer after he won a share of Wednesday night's $3.9 million Lotto 6/49 draw. The Winnipeg man said he took a long look at a self-serve ticket checker when he scanned his ticket Thursday evening and learned he had won $1,979,992. I thought, 'What are all these numbers?' So, I took it to the clerk and asked if she could check the ticket through her machine. Then the machine said 'Woo hoo
Mar 23, 2009, 3:54 pm - Lottery News

$50.3M lottery prize to be split 4 ways
There were four winning tickets sold for Saturday night's 6/49 draw offering a jackpot prize of $50.3 million: one in Quebec and three in Ontario. The lucky Ontario tickets were purchased in the Sudbury area, as well as the Halton Region west of Toronto and Durham Region east of the city. It was not immediately known exactly where in Quebec the winning ticket was bought. Each winner will receive just under $12.6 million. The prize is the second-biggest jackpot in Canadian lottery histor
Feb 24, 2009, 8:12 am - Lottery News

$14M lottery winner promises big tip
For a guy who just won $14.8 million, you'd think Jorma Hogbacka would be a little more excited. But standing in front of reporters yesterday at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's prize office, Hogbacka said he wasn't surprised because it was in the stars. Four years ago, (a psychic) sent me a letter that said 'You'll be rich beyond your wildest dream', he said. It feels like another day, except I have a big check. A semi-retired welder, Hogbacka, 60, of St. Catharines, was
Jan 29, 2009, 10:00 am - Lottery News

How online gamblers unmasked cheaters
In the wild, wild west, when a poker player was caught cheating it was a capital offense, with the punishment quickly dispensed right across the card table. But today if you're caught cheating in the popular and lucrative world of Internet poker, you may get away scot-free. At least that seems to be what is happening in the biggest scandal in the history of online gambling. A small group of people managed to cheat players out of more than $20 million. And it would have gone undetected if i
Dec 1, 2008, 2:17 pm - Lottery News

Mother and son step forward as $15M lottery winners
George Smith is the epitome of a good boy. For the past five years, the 48-year-old Meaford, Ontario man has been buying Super 7 lottery tickets with his mom. They've split the cost of the relatively cheap entries but it's never really paid off. Until now. George, along with his mom and dad, came to Toronto Tuesday to claim the big prize in last week's draw a $15 million jackpot. The winner isn't your flamboyant, screamingly excited, happy dance type. He's a quiet spoken man with a m
Nov 26, 2008, 9:00 am - Lottery News