Canadian lightning strike survivor wins lottery
Defies odds of 1 in 2.6 trillion of both events happening to one person
Lucky would be an understatement to describe one man in Canada.
Peter McCathie survived being hit by lightning when he was a teenager and now he's won the lottery both events combined come to about a 1 in 2.6 trillion chance.
McCathie is splitting the $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize with co-worker Diana Miller, the Atlantic Lottery told ABC News today.
He's getting an additional $10,000 since he owns the Amherst Shor ...
Jul 23, 2015, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
20 co-workers share largest Lotto Max jackpot ever
Claudine Forget said she feared the worst when her colleague began chatting with her online this past weekend by saying: Call me it's urgent.
He told me to sit down, said Forget, who works the night shift for hardware retailer Rona Inc. south of Montreal.
I told him to stop. I thought something had happened to his family. Then he said we won $55 million.
Forget and all but one of her co-winners graveyard shift workers who bought the Lotto Max ticket together collected their windfall ...
Jul 21, 2015, 9:50 am - 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
Lottery windfalls can buy anything except anonymity
Former Canadian lottery winners say lucky ticket holder should prepare for wave of unwanted attention
The hucksters started calling only hours after Brenda Schley's good fortune was announced.
Strange cars turned up outside her Clearwater, B.C., home. Then strangers began rubbing the 57-year-old for luck.
And that win only involved $1.75 million.
It's almost scary, says Schley, a year after matching six out of six numbers on a Lotto 6/49 draw.
We had to leave the house for abo ...
Mar 12, 2015, 10:18 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
$50M Canada lotto winner says he had a vision of winning numbers
Six years ago Randall Rush was at a friend's house watching a football game when a series of numbers flashed into his head.
His friend told Rush to write down the numbers, and when he took a look, he thought they would make for good lottery picks. But the 48-year-old was skeptical he never played the lottery.
He goes: 'If you didn't play and these numbers come up, how would you feel?' said Rush.
Ever since that fateful day, the resident of Lamont, Alberta, has picked the same numbers w ...
Feb 16, 2015, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Couple recovers $50 million lottery ticket
A Canadian couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church.
Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the signed ticket, which he taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.
That sparked a frantic search of their home, with garbage bins being upended and their contents picked thr ...
Jun 3, 2014, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity
Includes audio report
Unlike most big lottery winners who spend days, or even months, trying to figure out how they'll spend their newfound riches, Tom Crist needed only a moment to decide where his $40 million in winnings would go: all to charity. Top on the list would be the medical center that cared for his late wife when she developed cancer.
Still, it took Crist more than six months to tell anybody including family members he'd won. The retired Calgary executive had been lunching betw ...
Dec 20, 2013, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery tracks down $50 million winner who lost ticket
Credit card purchase key to tracking down winner
An unbelievable set of circumstances have come together for Kathryn Jones, who won $50 million from an unclaimed Lotto Max prize drawn a year ago a win for which she lost the ticket and never checked the numbers.
The Hamilton woman had absolutely no clue she could be a winner when Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation officials showed up at her door a while back wanting to talk to her, she said Tuesday at a news conference at the OLG headqu ...
Dec 5, 2013, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Sister loses fight over $32M jackpot her brother split with barber
Sam Haddad did a happy dance outside the Ottawa courthouse Tuesday, minutes after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from his sister seeking millions from the $32 million lottery jackpot he and his longtime barber won five years ago.
Five years of hell is almost over. It's over! the 63-year-old Ottawa man cried, as a female relative ululated joyfully behind him. That's Lebanese yodelling, Haddad explained to bemused journalists.
Now we can enjoy our money, Haddad's wife, Denise, exclaimed. We'r ...
Nov 14, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum