"I'm retiring!" British Columbia man scores whopping $24 million Lotto jackpot
Massive win right before bedtime is a dream-come-true
By Kate Northrop
Last Wednesday, Ronald 'Ron' Cumiskey, 60, nearly forgot to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket right before bed. Instead, the trivial decision to check his numbers at the last minute probably kept him up all night, as he had learned he had the jackpot-winning ticket worth an enormous $24,369,459 (US$18 million).
After 30 years of faithfully playing the lottery, Cumiskey had to check the date and compare the results to his t ...
Jun 4, 2020, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum
Best friends of over 50 years share $2M lottery prize
Two Canadian women who have been friends for more than five decades won a $2 million lottery prize, the British Columbia Lottery announced.
Susan Hook and Martha McCallum decided to go in on a BC/49 lottery ticket together last week, and soon discovered they were $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the August 17, 2019 draw.
I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket, said McCallum. I thought 'what do all the zeros mean? And I went back to work, believe it or ...
Aug 23, 2019, 8:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize
Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath say that on Dec. 12, 2018, they gave Hung Sengsouvanh some money left over from a contribution to an upcoming potluck Christmas party at the lighting factory where they all worked.
The co-workers say they each proposed to kick in $5 to buy a $25 ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot for Dec. 14 because it ...
Mar 20, 2019, 2:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Mother of 3 claims $39.5 million Lotto Max jackpot
A Canadian woman has become almost $40 million richer, all because she decided to brave the crowds on Boxing Day.
Michelle De Roma of Surrey, British Columbia, purchased the winning ticket to last week's Lotto Max draw during a shopping trip at the Tsawwassen Mills outlet mall on Dec. 26, netting her a whopping $39,517,071.
After learning about her massive windfall, De Roma said the first person she told was the number one love of my life, her husband. It's my husband's birthday, so it's t ...
Jan 5, 2019, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian man wins lottery, celebrates birthday and retires on same day
A man in Canada has had a truly amazing 24 hours, winning CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) on the lottery on the same day as his birthday and retirement.
Vancouver resident Ping Kuen Shum was already in high spirits after celebrating his birthday and retirement on April 28, when he decided to buy a ticket for the BC/49 draw the same night.
Amazingly, all six of Shum's numbers 09, 12, 13, 18, 21, and 29 came through, winning the birthday boy the entire CA$2 million jackpot.
Shum said he cel ...
May 4, 2018, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner pranks kids by letting them 'find out about it on the news'
A Canadian man who won a CA$9.7 million (US$7.4 million) lottery jackpot said he wants his children to find out about it on the news.
Daniel Schulli of Abbotsford, British Columbia, said he's been in a state of shock and elation since winning the top price in the Sept. 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.
This is just so surreal, Schulli said. My wife and I have been walking around the house giggling because we just can't believe it!
Schulli said he already has his first purchase planned.
A brand ...
Oct 5, 2016, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election
Who says Canadians can't participate in US elections?
No, they can't vote in US elections, but Canadians can place bets on who is going to win.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has been taking bets on the 2016 U.S. election since early last year. It's become the most popular wager in an online gaming category the lottery calls novelty betting.
The provincial lottery contracts with a global sportsbook based in Ireland to set the odds. BC Lottery spokesman Doug Cheng said the odd ...
Jul 26, 2016, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
British Columbia Lottery wants to upgrade computerized drawing system
By Todd Northrop
Canada's British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to expand and improve its ability to conduct computerized lottery drawings.
While the lottery may view a new computerized drawing system as a step-up for the organization, lottery players may feel differently. In the United States, computerized drawings are the basis for the biggest scandal to ever rock the lottery industry.
According to the RFI, the British Columbia ...
May 6, 2016, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
$50 million Lotto Max winners finally revealed after 2-year fight to remain anonymous
The winners of the $50 million Canada Lotto Max ticket, sold in Langley, British Columbia, in March, 2014, say they will be continuing with their lives, like normal.
Friedrich Mayrhofer, 67, his wife, Annand, and his son, Eric, have been named as the claimants of the prize only the second $50 million jackpot in B.C. history.
The family tried to stay anonymous and claim the prize, but that's against British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) rules.
The winning ticket was presented to of ...
Dec 18, 2015, 6:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner fighting to remain anonymous
The winner of a $50 million lottery who waited a year to collect the prize and has still not been named more than a month later is fighting for the right to remain anonymous.
The person doesn't want to be identified as the winner of the March 16, 2014, Lotto Max prize, a source who didn't want to be named said, despite a clear statement by the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC) that anyone buying a ticket must allow their name and photo to be published before collecting a prize.
The win ...
Apr 27, 2015, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum