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
48 hours before deadline, Canadian couple finds $1M lottery ticket in old book
A Montreal couple got a double dose of good fortune after they found a $1 million lottery ticket in an old book just 48 hours before the deadline to claim.
Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque's golden ticket was drawn on April 5, 2018, which left the pair just two days to collect their jackpot prize.
The couple bought the $100 Ultimate ticket last year for Valentine's Day.
Rather than flowers or chocolate for Valentine's Day, we went to the Casino de Montr al with friends and we bought ...
Apr 4, 2019, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max to increase jackpot, add drawing in May
Canadians will soon have a chance to win a bigger lottery jackpot and twice as often.
Come May 2019, the Lotto Max jackpot cap is increasing to $70 million, up from the current $60 million.
Also, beginning May 11, 2019, Canadians will be able to play Lotto Max every Tuesday, in addition to the existing Friday draw.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) said the second draw every week means lottery players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever before.
The WCLC also sai ...
Apr 3, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize
Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood Prado and Tounkham Homsombath say that on Dec. 12, 2018, they gave Hung Sengsouvanh some money left over from a contribution to an upcoming potluck Christmas party at the lighting factory where they all worked.
The co-workers say they each proposed to kick in $5 to buy a $25 ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot for Dec. 14 because it ...
Mar 20, 2019, 2:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million
A father and his daughter were each fined $2.3 million for their roles in an insider lottery scam.
Jun-Chul Chung, 68, and his daughter, Kathleen Chung, 36, were handed the hefty fines last week by Justice Douglas Gray.
Chung was convicted of stealing a $12.5 million Super 7 ticket from a 2003 drawing, while his daughter falsely claimed the winnings and was convicted of possession of stolen property and defrauding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Chung stole the free play tic ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian businessman named $33 million lottery winner
He was checking his lottery ticket before a Sunday drive up the Bruce Peninsula to look at cottages he and his family dreamed of buying.
It was a good time to check the ticket.
Jason Goreski, a 48-year-old father of two from Owen Sound, Ontario, won just shy of $33.4 million (US$25.2 million) in the Feb 2 Lotto 6/49 draw, Ontario's gaming operator announced Monday.
When I noticed I had matched four numbers in a row, I started to shake, he said in a news release from the Ontario Lottery ...
Feb 13, 2019, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian man wins $16M, then finishes grocery shopping
Calgarian Alfonso Buonomo's first reaction to learning he'd won a Lotto 6/49 windfall was to go grocery shopping.
Now, he can go shopping with $16.3 million, the biggest Lotto 6/49 win in the city in six years.
When Buonomo checked his $4 lottery ticket for the Jan. 2 draw, at the Creekside Co-op gas bar at 11994 Symons Valley Rd. N.W. where he purchased it, he had a hard time believing he was a millionaire many times over.
I actually thought the prize amount was a bar code number when ...
Feb 8, 2019, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum