Restaurant workers split $4 million lottery jackpot
Anyone who's ever worked in a restaurant knows it can be a lot of things demanding, difficult and filled with long hours for very little return.
But for 16 people who toil at a new Yorkville restaurant called ONE , there was something special on the menu that turned out to be the special of the day a $4.6 million dollar win in Lotto 6/49.
The workers were telephoned one-by-one with the good news on Thursday and at first many refused to believe it. But it almost didn't happen. The gro ...
Oct 12, 2007, 9:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple nearly victims of lottery scam
A Francestown, New Hampshire, couple already living on the edge came close to financial ruin after almost getting sucked into what authorities suspect was a foreign lottery scam.
We thought the check was our answer to a lot of prayers, said Susan Gadwah, who received notice through the mail last week she was a $450,000 winner in a Canadian lottery, along with a check for $4,700 to cover non-Canadian residency tax deducted from her winnings.
When she went to a Goffstown branch of Bank o ...
Jul 30, 2007, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery scams hard to resist for some
What if you got home today and found a letter in your mailbox telling you that you won thousands of dollars in a Canadian lottery?
It sounds like great news, but it's actually a scam that's costing Americans millions of dollars every year.
Too Good To Be True
This is the scam we get the most calls and e-mails about. And it's very convincing because the letter comes with a check that looks real.
So a Pennsylvania TV news crew went to Canada to find out how the scam works and where you ...
Jun 27, 2007, 10:46 pm - Lottery News forum
2 more execs fall victim to Ontario Lottery scandal
VP fired, another shuffled out of job
One senior executive was fired and another reassigned yesterday as the fallout from a scandal involving allegations of fraud and suspicious insider wins at the provincial lottery corporation widened.
Michelle DiEmanuele, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's interim chief executive, announced the changes yesterday afternoon in a memo to staff.
Vice-president Ingrid Peters was fired after eight years with the company. She earned more than $267,000 ...
Jun 13, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
8-time B.C. Lottery winner has history of fraud
A Kamloops store clerk who won the lottery eight times over the past five years was convicted of fraud in 2001.
On May 30, after a scathing report from the B.C. ombudsman on possible retailer fraud, the B.C. Lottery Corp. released the names of 24 retailers known to have won multiple prizes over the past seven years.
Court records obtained by The Vancouver Sun show that one of those retailers Kulvinder Kaur Bains, 43, an employee at the Halston Market in Kamloops pleaded guilty in Augus ...
Jun 12, 2007, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
Disabled man wins $37M lottery jackpot
He's 55 years old, single, with no children, lives in a rooming house, and has been on disability since October.
Oh, and Graham Gelineau is also $37 million richer after winning Saturday's whopping Lotto 6/49 jackpot the largest single-ticket prize to be claimed in Ontario.
The Toronto man doesn't drive, so he took the subway to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s downtown office Monday afternoon to pick up his winnings.
Apart from the money, my life's going to stay pretty much the ...
Jun 12, 2007, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Yukon lotteries go under microscope
Lottery operations in the Yukon are currently under review, in the wake of similar probes in other Canadian provinces, but Yukon lottery officials foresee no problems.
The Western Lottery Corp. has hired Ernst Young to audit its operations, which include those in the Western provinces and the Yukon. A final report is expected by late September.
The audit will examine, in part, how many lottery retailers are winning at games for which they sell the tickets something Yukon Lottery Commis ...
Jun 4, 2007, 4:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Deadline looming for unclaimed $15M lottery jackpot
All the major prizes that have gone unclaimed in Alberta since the inception of Lotto 6/49 combined don't add up to the amount the latest unclaimed jackpot is worth, Western Canada Lottery Corporation officials said Monday.
The lucky, but unwitting owner of a ticket worth $14.9 million is about to let Lady Luck slip out of reach, with time to claim the prize running out next week, said WCLC spokesman John Matheson.
That ticket will expire on June 7 and as of now, no one has come forward ...
May 29, 2007, 6:59 am - Lottery News forum
Citizen, officer expose check lottery scam
After a Virginia resident reported a check lottery scam he received through the mail, Lt. Troy Steele thought he would give the scam artist a call.
Sitting from his desk at the Culpeper Police Department, in front of this reporter, Steele called Patrick La Pierre from HKJC Lotteries to find out what he would need to do to obtain his winnings of $125,000.
The winnings are supposedly from a Hong Kong Lottery but the person taking all phone calls related to the scam has a Canadian area code.
May 22, 2007, 11:23 am - Lottery News forum
Vancouver lottery winner loses in divorce case
A $10 million lottery windfall brought an estranged Vancouver couple back together.
But eight years later, the marriage wound up in divorce court with a sticky issue to be resolved: What should be done with $2.2 million in an account the husband claimed was for his personal use?
In granting their divorce last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled the $2.2 million must be split between Minh Kien Le, 58, and his ex-wife, Mai Huong Cao, 55.
The couple escaped with their two ...
Apr 17, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum