Lottery win ends in lawsuit
Former common-law couple at war after winning $21 million in 6/49
It's a perfectly ordinary-looking convenience store at the corner of King Street East and Union Street in Preston.
One Stop Convenience sells junk food, cigarettes and basic groceries definitely no caviar or diamonds.
But according to a lawsuit filed in a Brampton court, the owner of the modest convenience store has a lottery ticket worth $21 million and he's trying to keep it all to himself.
Young Hee Cho is alleg ...
Sep 1, 2006, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner thought he'd won $12,000, ticket worth $12 million
On Tuesday, Ken Garbe was told he had won $12,000 in the Lotto Super 7. Without his glasses, Garbe couldn't see the numbers himself, so he believed the lottery retailer at Park Royal Mall who checked his ticket.
It turns out the retailer missed a few digits.
Garbe's total winnings from the June 2 draw were $12,399,976 the biggest jackpot so far this year, said Tamara Ibbott, spokeswoman for B.C. Lottery Corp.
Garbe, 52, purchased the lucky ticket at Oakridge Mall. The winning numbers ...
Jun 12, 2006, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Quebec man wins $30 million in lottery, says he doesn't want to change
A 48-year-old accountant who has just pocketed more than $30 million after winning a lottery says he's not sure he's going to give any money to his siblings.
Yves Dubeau, an amateur painter for more than 20 years, quit his job Monday and said he wants to open an art gallery where his own paintings and those of his friends can be viewed. Dubeau won $30,011,440, which one Loto-Quebec spokesman called the biggest-ever payout for one person in a Canadian lottery.
Of the amount, Dubeau has deci ...
May 3, 2006, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery employee wins $8.5 million jackpot
Technical whiz, 50, becomes first Canadian lotto worker to win jackpot
Subjected to intense security check before being allowed to pick up prize
An Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. tech whiz known to his colleagues as Mr. BlackBerry has won an $8.5 million jackpot, the first Canadian lottery employee to take home the top prize.
And Stephen Cook, an operations analyst who has worked for the lottery corporation for the past 18 years, didn't hesitate during celebrations at a downtown hotel ...
Apr 8, 2006, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9.
The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million ...
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
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