Canada Lotto Max players awaiting huge draw tonight
By Todd Northrop
New Year's Eve might be a lucky night for Lotto Max players across Canada.
Since no winning tickets were sold for the $50 million jackpot in last week's Christmas Eve draw, lottery players are getting another chance tonight at the $50 million jackpot, with an additional estimated 18 MaxMillions $1 million prizes.
Talk about starting 2011 off with a bang! This would be a great way to begin the New Year for Lotto Max players because there are lots of additional $1 millio ...
Dec 31, 2010, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery players finally get their share of jackpot
Fifth claimant pulled out of lawsuit early; won't get share
Santa Claus is finally coming to town for four local families who've waited almost three years to see him.
Slawomir Kowalewski, a former employee of Powco Steel Co. who believed that he'd been duped out of his share of a $24,520,300 Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Jan. 16, 2008, is one of four recipients of this week's settlement of approximately $4 million from the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corp. (OLGC).
I'm so happy for my family and my ...
Dec 13, 2010, 11:51 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
Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot
A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone.
But Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn't spend any of it on themselves.
They say they decided to take care of family, organizations and institutions instead.
What you've never had, you never miss, said Violet, 78.
Married since 1974, the couple does not live large. They don't travel, they don't gamble (beyond playing the lottery) and they don't buy what they don't need.
We h ...
Nov 4, 2010, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
$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