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Oil company employees win $54 million Canada 6/49 lottery jackpot
Ryan Paterson was at a safety meeting yesterday around 9 a.m. when his boss joked at the end: Well, I guess unless someone has won that $54 million, I will see you all later. That's when Perry came in and piped up about our ticket, the 23-year-old control room operator at Viking Energy Royalty Trust recalled with a grin. Everything after that is still a blur. Mr. Paterson and 16 of his co-workers at a small oil and gas company east of Camrose are the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in
Oct 28, 2005, 5:45 pm - Lottery News

Lottery fever erupts across Canada
Tonight's record $40 million jackpot (US$34 million) for Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game has people lining up at ticket vendors across the country.Noemi Nepomuceno, who was out buying tickets in Toronto on Tuesday, says she knows exactly what she'll do with the jackpot. Oh boy, I tell you, first to pay off the debts, pay off the mortgage, and then that's it, Nepomuceno said. Enjoy it, give it to charities, then enjoy my life. I've been waiting for a long time. Elizabeth Wilson won $7.4 milli
Oct 26, 2005, 10:54 am - Lottery News

B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. They've asked for more time, Jim Lightbody, the corporation's vice-president of gaming, said Monday. We're not certain why. Nine workers at an A W fast-food restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they're the only rightful claimants to the prize from the Aug. 13 draw.But four others have come forward to demand a share of the jackpot, sa
Aug 30, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win
A group of Vancouver fast food workers who are feuding over who should get a cut of a $14.5-million lottery win have been given until the end of the week to settle their dispute or face a judge.A senior official with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that eight women and a man who work at the A W burger restaurant in Mission, B.C., will definitely get a share of the prize from Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw.The question is whether two other women who work at the restaurant ar
Aug 25, 2005, 11:47 am - Lottery News

Elderly Canadian couple claim lottery jackpot
A beaming Brockville, Ontario, couple, who are both almost 90, have entered Canada's millionaire club after cashing in their Lotto/49 ticket from the Aug. 6 draw.Victor and Thelma Hayes were still in disbelief yesterday but all smiles as they collected their oversized cheque for $7.5 million.They have been married for 63 years and both turn 90 in a few weeks. We haven't fought yet, Mr. Hayes joked.He has been playing the same numbers for years and won a $1,000 prize once and other free draws. B
Aug 23, 2005, 3:54 pm - Lottery News

Grandmother calls in sick after $8.4 million lottery win
Vera Blondeau from Manitoba, Canada phoned in sick to her cashier's job Tuesday so she could cash in her lottery ticket worth CA$8.4 million (US$6.6 million). Blondeau, 62, said she hasn't been eating or sleeping very well since she checked her 6/49 numbers against the winning combination in Sunday's paper and found they all matched. Oh, I'm very nervous, Blondeau, 62, said as she and husband Jim, 70, faced the press for the official announcement in a downtown hotel. It hasn't sunk in yet. Jim
May 26, 2005, 12:53 pm - Lottery News

Persistence pays off for long-time lottery player
Perseverance has paid off -- big time -- for 55-year-old Ron Jones.After playing the lottery for 25 years, Jones and his wife Gloria Dutchuk hit the jackpot Saturday.The Winnipeg couple won $8.3 million (US$6.7 million) on a Lotto 6/49 Quick Pick -- the fifth largest win in Manitoba history. It's their share of a $25-million jackpot. I didn't know what to think, the saw operator told a news conference yesterday. It's an unreal number. Jones -- who describes himself as an average Joe -- purch
Mar 1, 2005, 2:00 pm - Lottery News

Survey: Few lottery winners go wild
In the eight years since he won a $1-million lottery, Bill Clifford has enjoyed one aspect of being wealthy more than any other -- not having to shovel out his car on winter mornings. The Goderich man allowed himself few luxuries after winning a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He continued driving the same car he had for another five years.But he did buy a new home, something he had planned before the lottery win, a house with a garage that kept his car clear when it s
Feb 21, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner evaded taxes, fined $375,000
Jefferson, 71, won $12.5 million; admits to making out false invoicesThe winner of a CDN$12.5 million lottery prize who runs a benefit plan consulting firm is a little less rich today after admitting he fabricated expense claims and service invoices involving his business.Walter Jefferson, chief executive officer of Toronto-based Global Benefit Plan Consultants, pleaded guilty to five counts of income tax evasion in court this week and paid a fine of $375,000.Jefferson, 71, did not report income
Jan 12, 2005, 8:54 am - Lottery News

Canadian Super 7 lottery winner heads back to work
It's back to work for Shawn MacDonald even if this morning he is Canada's newest multi-millionaire. No, I have no plans to change any of that, the 33-year-old federal civil servant said yesterday as he picked up a check for $7.5 million. I'll just live my life as I always did. MacDonald, originally from Cape Breton but now working for the immigration department of the federal government in Halifax, picked up a ticket for last Friday's Atlantic Lottery Super 7 draw during a visit to a mall.He us
Sep 21, 2004, 6:57 am - Lottery News