Canadian woman wins $60 million Lotto Max jackpot with numbers her husband dreamt of 20 years ago
After playing the same lottery numbers for 20 years that came to her husband in a dream, a 57-year-old Toronto woman is $60 million richer.
All the hardship is over now, Deng Pravatoudom said through a translator while accepting her giant ceremonial check on Monday.
Pravatoudom immigrated to Canada from Laos in 1980, along with her 14 siblings.
My family was sponsored by a local church and because we had nothing, I am thankful for the great support they provided us over the years, she ...
Jan 19, 2021, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum
Trick-or-Treat! Canadian co-workers score $6 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Halloween
The holiday has never been sweeter for these lucky winners
By Kate Northrop
A group of co-workers didn't have to go trick-or-treating this Halloween to get the sweetest reward of them all a Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth $6 million (US$4.6 million).
Monday, the British Columbia Lottery sat down with Heewon (Theresa) Choi of Coquitlam to discuss what it was like to discover that she and her group held the lone winning lottery ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw on Sat., Oct. 31.
Choi, the design ...
Nov 10, 2020, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian player splits jackpot with himself after buying two identical lottery tickets
An unintentional purchase turned out to be a happy accident
By Kate Northrop
A player from Alberta, Canada, accidentally purchased two Lotto 6/49 tickets that had the same exact numbers, but he's not sweating the trivial amount he spent on that extra ticket. Instead, he won the entire $5 million (US$3.8 million) jackpot, split into an identical pair of $2.5 million (US$1.9 million) jackpots.
Andrew Burke of Calmar mistakenly bought two matching lottery tickets for the Wed., Sept. 16 Lot ...
Oct 21, 2020, 6:08 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
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
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