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Lottery winner buys spectacular wilderness area
Lottery multi-millionaire Matthew Moore is the new owner of a spectacular wilderness area at Polletts Cove in northern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Moore, whose name appears on a deed registered with the province's land information office, was not available Tuesday to talk about his plans, but hikers and other outdoor adventurers who treasure Polletts Cove hope it will remain in a pristine state that is available to the public. Realtor Tom Childs of Tradewinds Realty who handled the sale said
Oct 31, 2007, 10:02 am - Lottery News

W.C. store owner claims Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Lottery conducts 'mandatory investigation' Many store owners dream of making a lot of money with their business. Blair Knutson did it the unconventional way he bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket from the grocery store he owns in Gimli, Man. The purchase made the owner of G C Grocery $16 million richer. In case that raised any eyebrows, officials with the Western Canada Lottery Corp. quickly announced they have conducted a mandatory investigation and have determined Knutson is the rightfu
Oct 25, 2007, 8:10 am - Lottery News

Restaurant workers split $4 million lottery jackpot
Anyone who's ever worked in a restaurant knows it can be a lot of things demanding, difficult and filled with long hours for very little return. But for 16 people who toil at a new Yorkville restaurant called ONE , there was something special on the menu that turned out to be the special of the day a $4.6 million dollar win in Lotto 6/49. The workers were telephoned one-by-one with the good news on Thursday and at first many refused to believe it. But it almost didn't happen. The gro
Oct 12, 2007, 9:48 pm - Lottery News

Couple nearly victims of lottery scam
A Francestown, New Hampshire, couple already living on the edge came close to financial ruin after almost getting sucked into what authorities suspect was a foreign lottery scam. We thought the check was our answer to a lot of prayers, said Susan Gadwah, who received notice through the mail last week she was a $450,000 winner in a Canadian lottery, along with a check for $4,700 to cover non-Canadian residency tax deducted from her winnings. When she went to a Goffstown branch of Bank o
Jul 30, 2007, 10:53 am - Lottery News

Lottery scams hard to resist for some
What if you got home today and found a letter in your mailbox telling you that you won thousands of dollars in a Canadian lottery? It sounds like great news, but it's actually a scam that's costing Americans millions of dollars every year. Too Good To Be True This is the scam we get the most calls and e-mails about. And it's very convincing because the letter comes with a check that looks real. So a Pennsylvania TV news crew went to Canada to find out how the scam works and where you
Jun 27, 2007, 10:46 pm - Lottery News

2 more execs fall victim to Ontario Lottery scandal
VP fired, another shuffled out of job One senior executive was fired and another reassigned yesterday as the fallout from a scandal involving allegations of fraud and suspicious insider wins at the provincial lottery corporation widened. Michelle DiEmanuele, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's interim chief executive, announced the changes yesterday afternoon in a memo to staff. Vice-president Ingrid Peters was fired after eight years with the company. She earned more than $267,000
Jun 13, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News

8-time B.C. Lottery winner has history of fraud
A Kamloops store clerk who won the lottery eight times over the past five years was convicted of fraud in 2001. On May 30, after a scathing report from the B.C. ombudsman on possible retailer fraud, the B.C. Lottery Corp. released the names of 24 retailers known to have won multiple prizes over the past seven years. Court records obtained by The Vancouver Sun show that one of those retailers Kulvinder Kaur Bains, 43, an employee at the Halston Market in Kamloops pleaded guilty in Augus
Jun 12, 2007, 9:29 am - Lottery News

Disabled man wins $37M lottery jackpot
He's 55 years old, single, with no children, lives in a rooming house, and has been on disability since October. Oh, and Graham Gelineau is also $37 million richer after winning Saturday's whopping Lotto 6/49 jackpot the largest single-ticket prize to be claimed in Ontario. The Toronto man doesn't drive, so he took the subway to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s downtown office Monday afternoon to pick up his winnings. Apart from the money, my life's going to stay pretty much the
Jun 12, 2007, 8:21 am - Lottery News

Yukon lotteries go under microscope
Lottery operations in the Yukon are currently under review, in the wake of similar probes in other Canadian provinces, but Yukon lottery officials foresee no problems. The Western Lottery Corp. has hired Ernst Young to audit its operations, which include those in the Western provinces and the Yukon. A final report is expected by late September. The audit will examine, in part, how many lottery retailers are winning at games for which they sell the tickets something Yukon Lottery Commis
Jun 4, 2007, 4:21 pm - Lottery News

Deadline looming for unclaimed $15M lottery jackpot
All the major prizes that have gone unclaimed in Alberta since the inception of Lotto 6/49 combined don't add up to the amount the latest unclaimed jackpot is worth, Western Canada Lottery Corporation officials said Monday. The lucky, but unwitting owner of a ticket worth $14.9 million is about to let Lady Luck slip out of reach, with time to claim the prize running out next week, said WCLC spokesman John Matheson. That ticket will expire on June 7 and as of now, no one has come forward
May 29, 2007, 6:59 am - Lottery News