Youths prefer online betting
Canadians spend up to $400M a year; Users access computer servers based in foreign jurisdictions or on Mohawk reserve
Young adults a key growth sector for Canada's gambling industry are very interested in such technology driven options as online gambling, which is not yet legal in Canada, an industry conference heard yesterday.
Citing a national survey, pollster Allan Gregg told the 2008 Canadian Gaming Summit under way in Montreal that one-third of Canadians say they are gambling le ...
Apr 30, 2008, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
239 people share second prize in Canada's Lotto 6/49 draw
What some are calling a mathematical fluke led to smaller-than-expected payouts for 239 second-prize winners of last Wednesday's Lotto 6/49.
The jackpot for the draw was $3.99 million, but no one got all six numbers and the bonus to claim the biggest prize for the night.
But 239 tickets got five of the six winning numbers, along with the bonus. Those tickets were good enough for second prize. Had there only been one second prize ticket, however, the ticket-holder would have won more than ...
Mar 26, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Winners of $14.5M lottery jackpot shun spotlight
Norfolk County's newest multi-millionaires are tough to find.
John and Mary Winkworth, a middle-aged couple from Glen Meyer, won more than $14.5 million in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 draw.
The two were unavailable for comment Tuesday, fuelling speculation they are already jet-setting around the world or living it up in a hotel suite in Toronto.
That's what I'd be doing, said Larry Neville of Neville Gas and Variety in Langton. If I won millions, you'd know it.
Mary Neville suspects they ...
Feb 27, 2008, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Elks Club members in fight over $21M lottery win
It may have once seemed like a dream come true, but a winning lottery ticket has turned into a nightmare for 21 people in Okotoks, Alberta.
On Nov. 23 last year, the 21, all patrons or employees at the local Elks Club, chipped in $5 each to buy tickets for that night's Super 7 draw, one of which proved to be worth $20 million.
The members of the group should each have received more than $900,000 by now, but a dispute has arisen over who is entitled to a share.
While they attempt to sort ...
Jan 16, 2008, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
Retailer charged in lottery insider claim
Lottery retailer accused of stealing $5.7M lottery jackpot from small group
Police have charged a Toronto convenience store owner with fraud in connection with a $5.7 million 'insider' lottery prize win.
Hafiz Zulqarnain Malik, 60, of Mississauga, Ont., is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of theft over $5,000. He is to appear in court Wednesday.
The Ontario Provincial Police said the lottery ticket actually belonged to four Toronto residents, whom police refus ...
Dec 19, 2007, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada police charge lottery 'winner' with fraud in ticket scam
Canadian police accused a Toronto-area man who claimed a C$5.7 million (US$5.7 million) prize in a national lottery of fraud, the first charges in a year-long probe of Ontario lottery-ticket retailers.
Hafiz Zulwarnain Malik, 60, of Mississauga, Ontario, was charged with two counts of fraud and one count of theft over C$5,000 after cashing the winning ticket in January 2005. Police say the ticket actually belonged to a group of four people from the Toronto area who were defrauded out of thei ...
Dec 19, 2007, 12:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario police to announce charges in lottery insider investigation
Police refuse to elaborate
Insider lottery charges to be explained in Wed. press conference
The Ontario Provincial Police will announce Wednesday that they have laid a set of charges following investigations into insider lottery wins in Ontario.
The charges, which will be announced at a news conference, relate to a multi-million-dollar fraudulent lottery prize claim, said Inspector Dave Ross of corporate communications for the Ontario Provincial Police.
The charges come nine month ...
Dec 18, 2007, 9:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Two-time lottery winner picks up $15 million
Robert Hong had a better chance of opening an oyster in his Kirkland Lake restaurant and finding a pearl than winning a lottery. But he did it twice.
Win the lottery that is not find a pearl.
On Saturday, Hong discovered he had picked all six numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw, giving him a $15 million jackpot.
Just six months ago, he had a $340,000 win with a friend.
I really couldn't believe it, Hong said after picking up his prize at the Toronto prize office on Tuesday. To win ...
Nov 12, 2007, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner buys spectacular wilderness area
Lottery multi-millionaire Matthew Moore is the new owner of a spectacular wilderness area at Polletts Cove in northern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Moore, whose name appears on a deed registered with the province's land information office, was not available Tuesday to talk about his plans, but hikers and other outdoor adventurers who treasure Polletts Cove hope it will remain in a pristine state that is available to the public.
Realtor Tom Childs of Tradewinds Realty who handled the sale said ...
Oct 31, 2007, 10:02 am - Lottery News forum
W.C. store owner claims Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Lottery conducts 'mandatory investigation'
Many store owners dream of making a lot of money with their business.
Blair Knutson did it the unconventional way he bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket from the grocery store he owns in Gimli, Man.
The purchase made the owner of G C Grocery $16 million richer.
In case that raised any eyebrows, officials with the Western Canada Lottery Corp. quickly announced they have conducted a mandatory investigation and have determined Knutson is the rightfu ...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum