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
Winner of $50 million Lotto Max jackpot claims prize just before it expires
By Todd Northrop
The individual who purchased the winning $50 million Lotto Max ticket in Langley, British Columbia, on March 14, 2014 has come forward.
This comes after the British Columbia Lotto Corporation's renewed plea this week for the winner to claim their prize. As per lottery regulations, the one-year deadline to claim the prize is this Saturday.
The winning numbers for that particular draw were 3, 4, 5, 7, 31, 33, and 40 with bonus number 49.
Lotto Max is a multi-province g ...
Mar 12, 2015, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Man claims half of record $63.4 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot
There were 4 winning tickets 2 of which were his
Harry Black won an incredible $31.7 million in the lottery, but the way he accomplished it is even more amazing.
The Surrey, British Columbia, man who won half of a record-breaking Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot has come forward more than a month after the draw with not just one, but two winning tickets.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said that each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4 million Lotto 6/49 draw on April 13 w ...
May 31, 2013, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner donates $1 million for marijuana legalization
On Saturday April 20, activists and cannabis enthusiasts will gather in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife. It is hoped the events will be a watershed moment for cannabis law reform as Canadians seek to follow their American counterparts and end the social injustice of cannabis prohibition.
This year, the annual nationwide 420 celebrations are entirely sponsored by lottery winner Bob Erb.
When Bob Erb started buying lotte ...
Apr 20, 2013, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman sues business partner for share of $12.6M lottery jackpot
A lawsuit launched by a New Westminster, British Columbia, woman who claims she was tricked out of her equal share of a $12.6 million lottery jackpot is going to a full trial.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the legal action filed by Maria Ganguin over the winning Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket against her ex-business partner, Maria Fehr, and her husband, Daniel Fehr, should be settled with full testimony before a trial judge.
The defendants sought to have the matter resolved in a summ ...
Jun 6, 2012, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
$9.5M lottery win difficult for Canadian chef
Ivan looks like a big friendly guy who wouldn't attract much attention. Except that he won $9.5 million with a Lotto Max ticket in March 2010.
When interviewed, he wore his trademark fleece vest over a plain black T-shirt, with sweatpants.
I'm not changing for nobody, he says.
He's never flown first class. I could, but why? he asks.
As a new multimillionaire, Ivan gave two weeks' notice and proceeded to work them before quitting his job as a delivery driver.
He was now mega-rich ...
May 22, 2012, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
LottoMax winners collect $50M jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A gay Vancouver couple who are marking their 30th anniversary next month will have plenty to celebrate after winning a $50 million lottery jackpot.
Kurt and Claude Blanchette-Ebert claimed the winning ticket for last week's Lotto Max draw on Tuesday in front of media.
Sixty-three-year-old Kurt told reporters he could barely believe his eyes when he checked his ticket, adding the win has not yet sunk in.
I stuck my ticket into this machine and it read $50 million, he ...
Nov 4, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
B.C. Lottery faces lawsuit from second problem gambler
A Vancouver Island man is suing the British Columbia Lottery Corporation because the company denied him a $42,500 jackpot on the grounds he's a registered problem gambler although the BCLC has never stopped him from losing money.
At the time, Mike Lee was supposed to be barred from casinos entirely under the BCLC self-exclusion program, but his lawsuit contends that the company let him in and allowed him to gamble anyway.
It's unconscionable to allow someone that has gambling issues to le ...
Jul 24, 2010, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum