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In Canada, betting on hockey is no gamble
In the packed food court beneath the Hyatt Regency at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Jeanne-Mance, Christian, a 19-year-old part-time college student, tosses the North Face jacket on the chair across from him and sits down with his A W cheeseburger, fries and Coke. And begins poring over his sports betting slips. Between bites, Christian fills in circles like he is taking a sports SAT, pausing to think before committing to his answers. On this day, the subject is Olympic hockey. ...
Feb 20, 2006, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Woman finds lottery fortune in fortune cookie
Alberta's newest millionaire credits a Chinese fortune cookie for her good fortune.Deedra Clay, a 40-year-old grocery clerk and mother of two from Barrhead, won $6 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.She is one of two lottery players to share the $12 million jackpot. The other winner is from Ontario.She got her winning numbers - 2, 4, 9, 15, 25, 38 and 45 - from a fortune cookie.They were one of two lines of numbers she got from a fortune cookie that turned out to be a triple fortune. Not o ...
Jan 26, 2006, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum

Lotto winner's ex-wife fights back
The gloves have come off in the legal battle over Canada's biggest-ever individual lottery jackpot.In a new court filing, Nynna Ionson, the ex-wife of $30 million lottery winner Ray Sobeski, makes it clear that she considers him a calculating liar who would go to almost any lengths to keep his new-found wealth out of her hands. . . .after winning the $30,000,000, the Husband had told reporters that he did not have anyone special in his life, Ms. Ionson says in her 54-page affidavit. He did no ...
Dec 20, 2005, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum

Oil company employees win $54 million Canada 6/49 lottery jackpot
Ryan Paterson was at a safety meeting yesterday around 9 a.m. when his boss joked at the end: Well, I guess unless someone has won that $54 million, I will see you all later. That's when Perry came in and piped up about our ticket, the 23-year-old control room operator at Viking Energy Royalty Trust recalled with a grin. Everything after that is still a blur. Mr. Paterson and 16 of his co-workers at a small oil and gas company east of Camrose are the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in ...
Oct 28, 2005, 5:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery fever erupts across Canada
Tonight's record $40 million jackpot (US$34 million) for Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game has people lining up at ticket vendors across the country.Noemi Nepomuceno, who was out buying tickets in Toronto on Tuesday, says she knows exactly what she'll do with the jackpot. Oh boy, I tell you, first to pay off the debts, pay off the mortgage, and then that's it, Nepomuceno said. Enjoy it, give it to charities, then enjoy my life. I've been waiting for a long time. Elizabeth Wilson won $7.4 milli ...
Oct 26, 2005, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum

B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. They've asked for more time, Jim Lightbody, the corporation's vice-president of gaming, said Monday. We're not certain why. Nine workers at an A W fast-food restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they're the only rightful claimants to the prize from the Aug. 13 draw.But four others have come forward to demand a share of the jackpot, sa ...
Aug 30, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win
A group of Vancouver fast food workers who are feuding over who should get a cut of a $14.5-million lottery win have been given until the end of the week to settle their dispute or face a judge.A senior official with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that eight women and a man who work at the A W burger restaurant in Mission, B.C., will definitely get a share of the prize from Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw.The question is whether two other women who work at the restaurant ar ...
Aug 25, 2005, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum

Elderly Canadian couple claim lottery jackpot
A beaming Brockville, Ontario, couple, who are both almost 90, have entered Canada's millionaire club after cashing in their Lotto/49 ticket from the Aug. 6 draw.Victor and Thelma Hayes were still in disbelief yesterday but all smiles as they collected their oversized cheque for $7.5 million.They have been married for 63 years and both turn 90 in a few weeks. We haven't fought yet, Mr. Hayes joked.He has been playing the same numbers for years and won a $1,000 prize once and other free draws. B ...
Aug 23, 2005, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Grandmother calls in sick after $8.4 million lottery win
Vera Blondeau from Manitoba, Canada phoned in sick to her cashier's job Tuesday so she could cash in her lottery ticket worth CA$8.4 million (US$6.6 million). Blondeau, 62, said she hasn't been eating or sleeping very well since she checked her 6/49 numbers against the winning combination in Sunday's paper and found they all matched. Oh, I'm very nervous, Blondeau, 62, said as she and husband Jim, 70, faced the press for the official announcement in a downtown hotel. It hasn't sunk in yet. Jim ...
May 26, 2005, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Persistence pays off for long-time lottery player
Perseverance has paid off -- big time -- for 55-year-old Ron Jones.After playing the lottery for 25 years, Jones and his wife Gloria Dutchuk hit the jackpot Saturday.The Winnipeg couple won $8.3 million (US$6.7 million) on a Lotto 6/49 Quick Pick -- the fifth largest win in Manitoba history. It's their share of a $25-million jackpot. I didn't know what to think, the saw operator told a news conference yesterday. It's an unreal number. Jones -- who describes himself as an average Joe -- purch ...
Mar 1, 2005, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum