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 man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.
On Thursday, Canada's top court said it would not hear Joel Ifergan's lottery case. The SCC dismissed his request for an appeal with costs.
Ifergan purchased two lottery tickets for the May 23, 2008 Super 7 draw at 8:59 p.m., one minute ahead of the weekly draw deadline. His first ticket printed with the May 2 ...
Jan 30, 2015, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner penniless after blowing through $10.5 million
Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 check, Canadian lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job. She's working to support her kids in their rented house in northeast Hamilton, Ontario.
Tirabassi, 35 one of this city's biggest lotto winners has gone from rolling in dough to living pay check to pay check.
The Lotto Super7 payout didn't come with a financial adviser and before she knew it big house, fancy cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:08 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery tries to recover $12.5M insider win
Chung family created 'spider web' of properties, bank accounts
More than seven years after a Toronto-area woman cashed in a stolen $12.5 million Lotto Super 7 ticket, Ontario's lottery corporation is trying to recoup the money, but the lengthy wait may have cost the Crown agency.
CBC News has learned that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) filed a lawsuit in March against the woman who claimed the ticket, Kathleen Chung, and her family and associated companies for deliberatel ...
Nov 15, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Canada couple loses out on $1.64M jackpot
Judge's ruling ends an Alberta couple's bid for a share of a 2007 Super 7 lottery jackpot
Relying on their friends to ensure they were covered for a lottery pool has cost an Alberta, Canada, couple $1.64 million, a judge has ruled.
In a written decision released Wednesday, Justice Suzanne Bensler said Michael and Catherine Clancy of Okotoks, Alta., weren't entitled to a percentage of a Nov. 23, 2007, $20 million jackpot.
The plaintiffs' story is sad, Bensler said, in concluding the 21 ...
Jul 14, 2011, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group
It will be up to the courts to decide if a Calgary-area man's amazing run of lotto luck will continue.
Seguro Ndabene of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, has already won the lottery four times in the past five years including two wins of $1 million, another of $100,000 and a fourth prize of $50,000.
But his biggest win of all $17 million in a Super 7 draw back in January is being disputed.
Ndabene's claim as sole winner is being questioned by a man who alleges the winning ticket was part ...
Oct 28, 2009, 9:52 am - Lottery News forum
Single lottery ticket wins final Super 7 jackpot worth $24M
The final Canada Super 7 jackpot, totalling almost $24 million, was won Friday night by a single ticket in Saskatchewan.
Lottery hopefuls across Canada were especially interested in the final draw because all the prize money was guaranteed to be won.
A lottery spokeswoman says officials have not yet heard from the winner or winners, adding all they know is the ticket was purchased somewhere in Saskatchewan.
The winner has a year to claim the prize, but can do so as early as Monday morni ...
Sep 20, 2009, 2:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot ...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Mother and son step forward as $15M lottery winners
George Smith is the epitome of a good boy. For the past five years, the 48-year-old Meaford, Ontario man has been buying Super 7 lottery tickets with his mom.
They've split the cost of the relatively cheap entries but it's never really paid off.
George, along with his mom and dad, came to Toronto Tuesday to claim the big prize in last week's draw a $15 million jackpot.
The winner isn't your flamboyant, screamingly excited, happy dance type. He's a quiet spoken man with a m ...
Nov 26, 2008, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario lottery winners: remember when you bought the ticket ... or else
A Canadian lottery corporation in Ontario is withholding a Windsor man's $100,000 winnings because he couldn't remember the date and time he bought the ticket.
Christopher Longden, 54, won the prize in the Sept. 6 drawing of the Super 7 game, and took a day off work to travel to Toronto to collect his prize, the Windsor Star reported.
During the interview with Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials that is mandatory for all prizes above $10,000, Longden said he bought the ticket at his neigh ...
Oct 22, 2008, 2:48 pm - Lottery News forum