Dropping out of lottery pool costs teacher millions
Dave Johnston is kicking himself for pulling out of a lottery pool that's about to cash in a lucky ticket for $30 million.
The steam-fitting instructor at Red Deer College in central Alberta, Canada, used to play regularly with plumbing teachers he sat with in the school's lunchroom every day.
But he pulled out over a year ago.
It's hard to stay in, said Johnston, who added he kept putting in his cash but the pool wasn't winning big. He eventually decided it just wasn't going to happen ...
Nov 25, 2011, 3:10 am - Lottery News forum
Toronto teacher claims $21.4M lottery jackpot
Winning Lotto Max ticket was sitting on his fridge for months
Includes video report
A Toronto-area high school wood shop and technology teacher played hooky Tuesday to pick up his $21.4 million Lotto Max jackpot.
I called in sick today surprise! I'm not sick, said Craig Henshaw, 42, smiling as cameras recorded his check presentation at the offices of Ontario Lottery and Gaming.
All kidding aside, Henshaw says he loves teaching so much he's just going to take a temporary break while ...
Sep 29, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
$7 million lottery winner doesn't change a thing
Played same numbers for 21 years
After realizing he had won $7 million in a Canada Lotto 6/49 draw three weeks ago, Eddie Uy of Richmond, British Columbia, did what not many big lottery winners would do.
He ate his breakfast, packed a lunch, as usual, and went to work at the Burnaby cardboard-box factory where he has been employed for the last 19 years.
Uy, 59, actually waited three weeks before letting British Columbia Lottery Corp. know he was the winner of the Aug. 3 jackpot, but he ...
Sep 9, 2011, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery fraudster denied, real winner found
The lottery gods have handed a man more than $90,000 in winnings but only after an alleged ticket thief was denied the same prize.
In a strange case the likes of which lottery officials say they haven't seen in more than 10 years, a gas station clerk has been arrested and charged with stealing a customer's Lotto 6/49 tickets then tried to claim the prize after one ticket hit it big.
There's some incredible uniqueness to this one because a ticket that was stolen ended up with a prize in ex ...
Sep 1, 2011, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.
Claiming the huge jackpot Friday, John and Darlene Kinzel have won the largest lottery prize in provincial history after taking home $40 million in last Friday's Lotto Max draw.
John bought the ticket at the Fas Gas Northside Service in Lloydminster, Alberta, and says he picked all the numbers randomly. While his picks weren't planned, John might ...
Aug 29, 2011, 12:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Workers win the lottery one day after being laid off
Group of manufacturing employees will split $7 million prize
Includes video report
In Canada, a group of employees at an Ottawa manufacturing plant say they won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 prize Wednesday, the same day their company announced massive layoffs.
Eighteen employees at SMART technologies including 10 who got layoff notices on Wednesday were part of the group of winners, according to Colin Willard, one of the ticket holders.
Willard, who worked at SMART for seven years, was ...
Aug 16, 2011, 10:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada couple loses out on $1.64M jackpot
Judge's ruling ends an Alberta couple's bid for a share of a 2007 Super 7 lottery jackpot
Relying on their friends to ensure they were covered for a lottery pool has cost an Alberta, Canada, couple $1.64 million, a judge has ruled.
In a written decision released Wednesday, Justice Suzanne Bensler said Michael and Catherine Clancy of Okotoks, Alta., weren't entitled to a percentage of a Nov. 23, 2007, $20 million jackpot.
The plaintiffs' story is sad, Bensler said, in concluding the 21 ...
Jul 14, 2011, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Judge rules in legal dispute over $33M Lotto Max jackpot
After legal battle, judge rules original Lotto Max claimant entitled to prize
A $33 million lottery jackpot should soon be in the hands of an Edmonton man who has waited almost two months to claim the prize, one of the biggest awarded to a single lottery winner in Canada.
A judge on Wednesday ruled that Matthew Hayduk should be immediately entitled to $33,301,693.30 after finding that another would-be prize claimant, Ted Baltoussen, did not have standing to assert a claim to the money.
Jun 23, 2011, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Legal fight over $33M lottery ticket could end next week
A $33 million lottery jackpot is in dispute, with two men from Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada, laying claim to the hefty prize.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation believes Matthew Hayduk is the legitimate winner of the April 22 Lotto Max draw, but six others suggested they might have bought the winning ticket.
After court proceedings this week, all but two of the would-be winners have relinquished claims to the prize Hayduk and Ted Baltoussen. Some of those involved had accused friends o ...
Jun 18, 2011, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Sibling battle over $32M lottery win lands in court
Take a barber, a handyman and the handyman's sister, add one lottery ticket and $32 million, and what do you have? A lawsuit and siblings no longer speaking to each other.
Sam Haddad and his longtime friend and barber Mike Dettorre won $32 million with a Lotto 6/49 ticket in June 2008. It made for a great story: Dettorre had been cutting Haddad's hair for more than 30 years and the men often bought tickets together, sticking them on the mirror in Dettorre's Old Ottawa South barber shop until ...
May 3, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum