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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

Lawsuit filed against Western Canada Lottery
Alleges 'systemic misrepresentation' of scratch games, seeks $100M Regina lawyer Tony Merchant has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) and the corresponding provincial agencies over scratch-and-win tickets. The case is being brought forth on behalf of all persons who, since Nov. 1, 2001, purchased or acquired scratch-and-win tickets from a game order for which all tickets containing top prizes had already been sold, reads the statement of cl
Nov 20, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News

Ontario lottery winners: remember when you bought the ticket ... or else
A Canadian lottery corporation in Ontario is withholding a Windsor man's $100,000 winnings because he couldn't remember the date and time he bought the ticket. Christopher Longden, 54, won the prize in the Sept. 6 drawing of the Super 7 game, and took a day off work to travel to Toronto to collect his prize, the Windsor Star reported. During the interview with Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials that is mandatory for all prizes above $10,000, Longden said he bought the ticket at his neigh
Oct 22, 2008, 2:48 pm - Lottery News

$5M lottery win eases the pain
Paul Jaques thought a car crash 21 years ago made a big change in his life after it permanently injured his back. Now, it has taken a backseat to a winning, $5 million Super 7 ticket. We were going to stop him from going to physiotherapy because we couldn't afford it anymore, Jaques' wife, Cheryl, said at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s prize centre yesterday. And now, they won't have to stop. It's given me security, the 41-year-old North York man said. I got rear-ended by a
Oct 21, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News

Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall. Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m. It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News

Two get bail in Ontario lottery jackpot theft case
Mother, daughter freed amid accusations they stole $3.5M ticket A Windsor woman accused of taking her 81-year-old husband's $3.5 million winning lottery ticket and the daughter who cashed it in were released on bail in Ontario court Thursday. Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and daughter Bobbie-Jo Arnold, 39, were arrested Wednesday for fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, false pretenses and uttering a forged document. Arnold signed the winning ticket and claimed the April
Oct 3, 2008, 9:23 am - Lottery News

Ottawan wins $2.5M in lottery
Carolyn Tweede has become Ottawa's latest millionaire after winning $2.5 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery. After buying a ticket every week, for quite a few years, the longtime Ottawa resident said she discovered Monday that she had finally got a winning ticket, her first win ever. Mrs. Tweede, 62, said there will be no major lifestyle changes for her and her husband. We're just gonna help our kids and invest it, she said. We'll maybe take a trip or two, she laughed. Sev
Sep 19, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy
It was an emotional roller-coaster yesterday for British Columbia's newest lottery millionaire. 52-year-old bus driver Glen Bell was in Richmond to pick up a check for more than $4.3 million after winning the Lotto 6/49 draw on Saturday. But as Bell and his family were on their way to the B.C. Lottery Corporation offices they found out about the death of his father-in-law. Bell says while the family went from jumping with joy to being in tears, they take solace in the fact the money wil
Sep 19, 2008, 11:21 am - Lottery News

2 tickets to split $45.1M Lotto 6/49 jackpot
A ticket sold in northern Ontario and one sold in Qu bec will split the $45.1 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tied for the second-largest draw in Canada. Each winning ticket is worth $22,572,856, the provincial gambling agency, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLGC), said in a release Thursday. The winning numbers were pulled Wednesday night. They are 10, 18, 22, 26, 34, 38 and bonus number 39. There were 17 second prizes, worth $220,055 each. Ontario players won seven of those, OLGC sai
Aug 8, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News