Winners of $14.5M lottery jackpot shun spotlight
Norfolk County's newest multi-millionaires are tough to find.
John and Mary Winkworth, a middle-aged couple from Glen Meyer, won more than $14.5 million in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 draw.
The two were unavailable for comment Tuesday, fuelling speculation they are already jet-setting around the world or living it up in a hotel suite in Toronto.
That's what I'd be doing, said Larry Neville of Neville Gas and Variety in Langton. If I won millions, you'd know it.
Mary Neville suspects they ...
Feb 27, 2008, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Elks Club members in fight over $21M lottery win
It may have once seemed like a dream come true, but a winning lottery ticket has turned into a nightmare for 21 people in Okotoks, Alberta.
On Nov. 23 last year, the 21, all patrons or employees at the local Elks Club, chipped in $5 each to buy tickets for that night's Super 7 draw, one of which proved to be worth $20 million.
The members of the group should each have received more than $900,000 by now, but a dispute has arisen over who is entitled to a share.
While they attempt to sort ...
Jan 16, 2008, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
Two-time lottery winner picks up $15 million
Robert Hong had a better chance of opening an oyster in his Kirkland Lake restaurant and finding a pearl than winning a lottery. But he did it twice.
Win the lottery that is not find a pearl.
On Saturday, Hong discovered he had picked all six numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw, giving him a $15 million jackpot.
Just six months ago, he had a $340,000 win with a friend.
I really couldn't believe it, Hong said after picking up his prize at the Toronto prize office on Tuesday. To win ...
Nov 12, 2007, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner buys spectacular wilderness area
Lottery multi-millionaire Matthew Moore is the new owner of a spectacular wilderness area at Polletts Cove in northern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Moore, whose name appears on a deed registered with the province's land information office, was not available Tuesday to talk about his plans, but hikers and other outdoor adventurers who treasure Polletts Cove hope it will remain in a pristine state that is available to the public.
Realtor Tom Childs of Tradewinds Realty who handled the sale said ...
Oct 31, 2007, 10:02 am - Lottery News forum
W.C. store owner claims Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Lottery conducts 'mandatory investigation'
Many store owners dream of making a lot of money with their business.
Blair Knutson did it the unconventional way he bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket from the grocery store he owns in Gimli, Man.
The purchase made the owner of G C Grocery $16 million richer.
In case that raised any eyebrows, officials with the Western Canada Lottery Corp. quickly announced they have conducted a mandatory investigation and have determined Knutson is the rightfu ...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Restaurant workers split $4 million lottery jackpot
Anyone who's ever worked in a restaurant knows it can be a lot of things demanding, difficult and filled with long hours for very little return.
But for 16 people who toil at a new Yorkville restaurant called ONE , there was something special on the menu that turned out to be the special of the day a $4.6 million dollar win in Lotto 6/49.
The workers were telephoned one-by-one with the good news on Thursday and at first many refused to believe it. But it almost didn't happen. The gro ...
Oct 12, 2007, 9:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Disabled man wins $37M lottery jackpot
He's 55 years old, single, with no children, lives in a rooming house, and has been on disability since October.
Oh, and Graham Gelineau is also $37 million richer after winning Saturday's whopping Lotto 6/49 jackpot the largest single-ticket prize to be claimed in Ontario.
The Toronto man doesn't drive, so he took the subway to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s downtown office Monday afternoon to pick up his winnings.
Apart from the money, my life's going to stay pretty much the ...
Jun 12, 2007, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Deadline looming for unclaimed $15M lottery jackpot
All the major prizes that have gone unclaimed in Alberta since the inception of Lotto 6/49 combined don't add up to the amount the latest unclaimed jackpot is worth, Western Canada Lottery Corporation officials said Monday.
The lucky, but unwitting owner of a ticket worth $14.9 million is about to let Lady Luck slip out of reach, with time to claim the prize running out next week, said WCLC spokesman John Matheson.
That ticket will expire on June 7 and as of now, no one has come forward ...
May 29, 2007, 6:59 am - Lottery News forum
Vancouver lottery winner loses in divorce case
A $10 million lottery windfall brought an estranged Vancouver couple back together.
But eight years later, the marriage wound up in divorce court with a sticky issue to be resolved: What should be done with $2.2 million in an account the husband claimed was for his personal use?
In granting their divorce last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled the $2.2 million must be split between Minh Kien Le, 58, and his ex-wife, Mai Huong Cao, 55.
The couple escaped with their two ...
Apr 17, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery winner used the weather to pick numbers
Scarborough's weather can forecast big bucks.
Just ask recent multi-millionaire Robert Medwid, a 39-year-old stucco contractor from Red Deer, Alberta who won almost $14 million on Lotto 6/49.
For the last four years Medwid has played numbers based on Scarborough's weather patterns, because lottery draws take place at the CTV studios near Hwy. 401 and Brimley Road.
How the sun, rain and snow in Scarborough led to the actual numbers Medwid picked remains cloudy but the unorthodox system ...
Jan 23, 2007, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum