$50 million lottery man 'still in shock'
It appears the reality hasn't sunken in yet for a Vancouver man who won last week's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
The Kitsilano resident went back to the Mac's convenience store Sunday morning, where he first learned that he held the lucky ticket, to pick up some cigarettes with his brother.
Still a regular customer, employee Navinder Kalra told The Province. He said he's still thinking what to do [with the money]. He's still in shock.
The man, not yet identified by the British Colum ...
Nov 1, 2010, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Ottawa man claims $25M Lotto Max prize
An Ottawa construction worker is $25 million richer after claiming his Lotto Max prize almost two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn.
Gerald Clement, 50, said he spent the last two weeks preparing himself for what his life will be like with $25 million.
I'm so lucky to have a close-knit network of family and friends that I could turn to in this situation. It took me a long time to process this, and I checked my ticket at the self-scanner about five times, said Clement, who is sing ...
Aug 26, 2010, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Online gambling coming to Ontario
In a bid to keep millions spent on offshore gambling websites in the province, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says Ontarians will have access to legal online gambling by 2012.
Across Canada and around the world, online commerce is part of our everyday lives and OLG is excited to start the consultation process for online gaming and growing its marketplace in the future, OLG chairman Paul Godfrey said Tuesday.
Thousands of Ontario residents spend nearly $400 million a year through unr ...
Aug 11, 2010, 9:34 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
$50M Lotto Max jackpot finally won
Massive prize shared by two winning tickets
Next draw worth $30 million, as non-winning Maxmillions prizes roll into next pot
Mortgage-burning parties, new vehicles and lavish vacations are likely in the offing for holders of two winning tickets in Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
Lottery corporations in Atlantic and Western Canada say two winning tickets worth $25 million each were sold in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., and somewhere in Saskatchewan.
We're exceedingly excited ...
Jun 27, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto Max ticket sales on fire as lottery hits record
It's a curious pop culture phenomenon that the richer the lottery jackpot, the bigger the frenzy it creates at retail outlets.
If you need proof, look no further than Canada's Lotto Max multi-province game this month.
On Friday, the nine-month-old lottery is poised to award the biggest aggregate jackpot in Canadian lottery history as its top prize remains at $50 million for the fourth week in a row. (No jackpot-winning tickets were sold during the last three weeks.)
But that's not all. ...
Jun 24, 2010, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum
Mistake on lottery ticket would have won $30M jackpot
Player voids mistake ticket, but it turned out to be the winner
A St. John's lottery player may have saved a dozen dollars while cancelling an overcharged lottery ticket, but missed out on a $30 million jackpot.
A customer at the Corner Store, a convenience store in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's, ordered a $12 ticket on May 21, leading up to that night's Atlantic Lottery Lotto Max jackpot.
The [clerk] printed it off and made a mistake on the machine, and it came out $27. She o ...
Jun 19, 2010, 4:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Record $95M Lotto Max lottery jackpot drawing tonight
Combined super-prize is Canada's largest ever
The largest lottery prize pool in Canadian history will be up for grabs in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
The $95 million that could be won includes a jackpot of $50 million. In addition, there will be 45 separate MaxMillions draws for prizes of $1 million each.
A Lotto Max ticket gives the buyer a chance to win the jackpot or any of the MaxMillions prizes.
Because so many draws will be made, lottery officials say the winning numbers migh ...
Jun 18, 2010, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner jailed one year for stealing $5.7M lottery ticket
A former convenience store owner who cheated a customer out of a $5.7 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Hafiz Malik, 63, sat quietly as Ontario provincial court Justice Rebecca Shamai pronounced sentence Tuesday at Old City Hall courthouse in downtown Toronto.
Dressed in a black T-shirt and grey slacks, the white-haired Malik listened intently to the judge's reasons.
In December, Malik had pleaded to fraud.
He admitted to tricking a customer, Lorraine Teich ...
Jun 16, 2010, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Largest lottery prize in Canadian history hits $70M mark
Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday $70 million.
There was no winner in last Friday's Lotto Max draw, so the jackpot remains at the maximum of $50 million.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuk says it will be the fourth time that amount is being offered as a jackpot.
However, she says the number of Maxmillions draws will rise to 20 separate $1 million prizes up from the five offered last Friday.
That makes a ...
Jun 8, 2010, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum