Ontario Lottery announces new President and CEO
By Kate Northrop
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced the appointment of A. Duncan Hannay as their new President and CEO, whose term will begin Oct. 26, 2020.
Today's press release from OLG revealed that Hannay will soon take the reins as the head of the company. Although he will be entering the lottery and gaming industry for the first time, he will be bringing multiple strengths tailored by previous executive leadership roles as well as extensive experience and know ...
Oct 16, 2020, 1:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian couple claim second-largest jackpot in NL province
Winners purposefully waited to check tickets to avoid disappointment, but were met with a much bigger shock
By Kate Northrop
A couple from Newfoundland and Labrador now possess the bragging rights to claiming the second-largest jackpot in the province's history $18.2 million (US$13.6 million).
After the Atlantic Lottery announced that the Sat. Sept. 12 Lotto 6/49 jackpot had been won by a lone ticket sold in St. John's, players were kept on their toes while rumors about who won the jack ...
Sep 28, 2020, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game
Winner doubles and quadruples her earnings in Keno-style game
By Kate Northrop
A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw.
Suzanne Lussier God re of Estrie regularly buys tickets for the Banco lottery, her personal favorite game, using the same numbers every time. Her patience paid off, and she managed to match eight numbers in the draw. Not only that, but she doubled and then quadrupled her ...
Jul 1, 2020, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian grandmother wins $55 million Lotto Max jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever claimed in Northwest Territories
By Kate Northrop
A grandmother in Canada's Northwest Territories was stunned by her $55 million (US$40 million) Lotto Max win, but managed to make all the right moves in claiming her prize.
On May 1st, Laura Tutcho had purchased her lottery tickets, but she was not watching for her numbers to come up. It wasn't until her granddaughter alerted her that someone from Yellowknife had won the lottery when she decided to hop on the ...
Jun 11, 2020, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum
22-year-old grocery store bagger claims $70M jackpot from a lottery ticket he bought at work
A 22-year-old grocery store employee just won the biggest jackpot in Quebec's history after he purchased a ticket from the store where he works.
Friday was a life-changing day for the lottery jackpot winner, 22-year-old Gregory Mathieu, as well as seven members of his family, who received a check for $70 million (US$52.3 million) from the Qu bec Lottery.
Smiling as blue and white confetti filled the air, they collected their prize Friday morning at Loto-Quebec's office in Quebec City.
Feb 28, 2020, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.
I'm overwhelmed, excited, happy and shocked but mostly, I feel very, very blessed, winner Adlin Lewis said in a statement.
The check, which is the biggest lottery prize in Canadian history, was presented to the 49-year-old credit risk manager at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto Monday.
Lewis said he scanned his ticket ...
Jan 16, 2020, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max jackpot sets game record
New rules lift jackpot cap to $70 million
By Todd Northrop
In the first days of the new year, records are already being broken in Lotto Max, one of Canada's nationwide lottery games.
Tuesday's Lotto Max jackpot is a record-breaking $70 million, the biggest jackpot offered in Canadian history.
The record-breaking amount comes after changes to the lottery in May allowed for the lottery winnings to surpass $60 million.
Since the changes, jackpots of $65 million have been offered on t ...
Jan 6, 2020, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian man wins $60 million after playing the same numbers for 30 years
Includes video report
He waited nearly 10 months to claim his lottery winnings because, he said, he felt so overwhelmed by the size of his luck.
Bon Truong, of Edmonton, Canada, had been playing the same lottery numbers for decades by the time he netted $60 million last fall, CTV News reported. He woke up the day after the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw and saw that his ticket had won the jackpot, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation said in a statement.
Then Truong paused. He went to a local ...
Aug 29, 2019, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Best friends of over 50 years share $2M lottery prize
Two Canadian women who have been friends for more than five decades won a $2 million lottery prize, the British Columbia Lottery announced.
Susan Hook and Martha McCallum decided to go in on a BC/49 lottery ticket together last week, and soon discovered they were $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the August 17, 2019 draw.
I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket, said McCallum. I thought 'what do all the zeros mean? And I went back to work, believe it or ...
Aug 23, 2019, 8:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings
Random number generators will be used for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 after May 14
Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.
Instead, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation will retire the lottery balls that generate the winning numbers for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 on May 14, moving to a computer program called a random number generator.
They're part of our histo ...
Apr 24, 2019, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum