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Citizen, officer expose check lottery scam
After a Virginia resident reported a check lottery scam he received through the mail, Lt. Troy Steele thought he would give the scam artist a call. Sitting from his desk at the Culpeper Police Department, in front of this reporter, Steele called Patrick La Pierre from HKJC Lotteries to find out what he would need to do to obtain his winnings of $125,000. The winnings are supposedly from a Hong Kong Lottery but the person taking all phone calls related to the scam has a Canadian area code.
May 22, 2007, 11:23 am - Lottery News

Vancouver lottery winner loses in divorce case
A $10 million lottery windfall brought an estranged Vancouver couple back together. But eight years later, the marriage wound up in divorce court with a sticky issue to be resolved: What should be done with $2.2 million in an account the husband claimed was for his personal use? In granting their divorce last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled the $2.2 million must be split between Minh Kien Le, 58, and his ex-wife, Mai Huong Cao, 55. The couple escaped with their two
Apr 17, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News

Canada lottery winner used the weather to pick numbers
Scarborough's weather can forecast big bucks. Just ask recent multi-millionaire Robert Medwid, a 39-year-old stucco contractor from Red Deer, Alberta who won almost $14 million on Lotto 6/49. For the last four years Medwid has played numbers based on Scarborough's weather patterns, because lottery draws take place at the CTV studios near Hwy. 401 and Brimley Road. How the sun, rain and snow in Scarborough led to the actual numbers Medwid picked remains cloudy but the unorthodox system
Jan 23, 2007, 9:51 am - Lottery News

Investigation to probe who wins B.C. Lottery prizes
Follows similar investigations of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Atlantic Lottery Corporation The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is welcoming an investigation by the provincial ombudsman into the number of insider wins and ticket-selling practices. Trust is paramount, lottery corporation spokesman Paul Smith said. We think this is a good opportunity for third-party reassurance to the public. B.C. Ombudsman Kim Carter announced the investigation yesterday, saying t
Dec 20, 2006, 12:16 pm - Lottery News

Canada lottery retailers win major prizes more than public
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said this morning it's not worried that ticket retailers win prizes of more than $10,000 six times more often than the rest of the players. There have been four confirmed cases of retailer misconduct over the last two years, with three involving ticket sellers misleading ticket holders about how much or whether they had won. Some ticket buyers say they have considered that possibility before. One man says if the lottery retailer has the
Dec 14, 2006, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

Man fined $225,000 for role in lottery scheme
A White Rock, British Columbia, man who pleaded guilty to being involved in a direct-mail lottery scheme that brought in $47 million has been fined $225,000. Tom Taylor, 60, participated in selling shares of lottery tickets to thousands of residents in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand who sent in money for a share over a seven-year period ending in 2002. In addition to the fine, Mr. Taylor, who was charged under lottery and gaming provisions in the Criminal Code, must
Dec 14, 2006, 6:54 am - Lottery News

Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win
Man pays off woman to resolve civil lawsuit Ludmila Konickova hadn't known him long. They'd met 18 weeks earlier through an Internet dating service, but she claims it was a trusting and committed relationship. She also claims she gave her 52-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth Garbe, $20 to buy a lottery ticket for the June 2 Super 7 draw, saying she took it on faith he would pass on any winnings. The ticket was a $12.4 million winner. But Garbe tells a different story about the ticket, sa
Nov 29, 2006, 10:42 am - Lottery News

Couple claims share of 3rd biggest Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot
We now know their names and how much they won. A North York couple are the stunned recipients of part of that huge Lotto 6/49 draw last week. Edwin and Esperanza D'Souza came forward Monday to admit it was their ticket that was sold in Ontario. Its value: an incredible $9.9 million. The entire jackpot, part of last Wednesday's draw, was $39.6 million, the third largest in Canadian lottery history. I'm cool as a cucumber, the 80-year-old admitted as he claimed the enormous check at
Nov 14, 2006, 9:45 am - Lottery News

Four winners in Canada Lotto 6/49 draw
There are four winning tickets in Canada for last night's Lotto 6/49 draw. The $36 million prize was the third-largest in the lottery's history. Officials say based on high ticket sales, the jackpot grew to over $39.6 million. One of the winning tickets was sold in Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, one in Ontario, and the other two were sold in Quebec. The winning numbers were 3, 4, 20, 38, 42 and 48, with the bonus number 34.
Nov 9, 2006, 7:18 am - Lottery News

Ontario lottery players advised to be cautious
It's not just about whether you win or lose, but how you play the game, especially when that game is the lottery. People buying tickets for Wednesday night's $36 million Lotto 649 draw the fourth largest Canadian jackpot in the lottery's history have been advised to take precautions to avoid being cheated in the wake of reports that retailers may be lying about whether tickets are winners or not. The scandal arose several weeks ago when it was alleged that too many ticket sellers were
Nov 9, 2006, 7:09 am - Lottery News