Canadian wins second multi-million lottery jackpot
A Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, woman is in shock after becoming the lone winner of Lotto 6/49 this weekend her second lottery win in four years.
Ann Lepine bought her ticket like she usually does when there is a big jackpot this time purchasing nine tickets. She checked her numbers a dozen times on Saturday night to confirm she was indeed the winner.
Saturday's drawing awarded Lepine $7.6 million, and she said her most emotional moment was when she shared the news with her mother.
Mar 2, 2011, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Florida lottery ticket wins $182.1M Powerball jackpot
By Todd Northrop
The winning lottery ticket for Saturday's $182.1 million Powerball jackpot was sold in a Publix store in Kissimmee, Florida, located on a road with a very fitting name.
It's at 2340 Fortune Road and someone who bought a Powerball ticket for Saturday night's drawing at that store has won a fortune.
The Quick Pick ticket won the $182.1 million jackpot. If the winner wants to take a one-time cash payment, it is $91.2 million.
In addition to the big winner, another six l ...
Feb 28, 2011, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
Disputed $50M lottery jackpot partially paid out
Includes video report
A disputed $50 million lottery win is set to enter civil court as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation pays out about $31 million of the prize to its 19 original claimants, leaving the remainder to be fought over in court.
Nineteen employees of a Toronto-area Bell call centre originally claimed the $50 million Lotto Max prize from Dec. 31, only to have their claim disputed by several other people who said they should have been on the list, as well.
For the pa ...
Feb 15, 2011, 2:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game
Decades of Dollars to replace Win For Life game
By Todd Northrop
UPDATED: Since the original news story was written, it has come to our attention that Arkansas will not be participating in the new lottery game, due to legislative hurdles, and the Win For Life game will continue to be played in Virginia. The title of the story has been changed to reflect three state lotteries, rather than the four state lotteries originally referenced, and the body of the article has been updated with the a ...
Jan 11, 2011, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Canada Lotto Max players awaiting huge draw tonight
By Todd Northrop
New Year's Eve might be a lucky night for Lotto Max players across Canada.
Since no winning tickets were sold for the $50 million jackpot in last week's Christmas Eve draw, lottery players are getting another chance tonight at the $50 million jackpot, with an additional estimated 18 MaxMillions $1 million prizes.
Talk about starting 2011 off with a bang! This would be a great way to begin the New Year for Lotto Max players because there are lots of additional $1 millio ...
Dec 31, 2010, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum
LottoMax winners collect $50M jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A gay Vancouver couple who are marking their 30th anniversary next month will have plenty to celebrate after winning a $50 million lottery jackpot.
Kurt and Claude Blanchette-Ebert claimed the winning ticket for last week's Lotto Max draw on Tuesday in front of media.
Sixty-three-year-old Kurt told reporters he could barely believe his eyes when he checked his ticket, adding the win has not yet sunk in.
I stuck my ticket into this machine and it read $50 million, he ...
Nov 4, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot
A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone.
But Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn't spend any of it on themselves.
They say they decided to take care of family, organizations and institutions instead.
What you've never had, you never miss, said Violet, 78.
Married since 1974, the couple does not live large. They don't travel, they don't gamble (beyond playing the lottery) and they don't buy what they don't need.
We h ...
Nov 4, 2010, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
$50 million lottery man 'still in shock'
It appears the reality hasn't sunken in yet for a Vancouver man who won last week's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
The Kitsilano resident went back to the Mac's convenience store Sunday morning, where he first learned that he held the lucky ticket, to pick up some cigarettes with his brother.
Still a regular customer, employee Navinder Kalra told The Province. He said he's still thinking what to do [with the money]. He's still in shock.
The man, not yet identified by the British Colum ...
Nov 1, 2010, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Ottawa man claims $25M Lotto Max prize
An Ottawa construction worker is $25 million richer after claiming his Lotto Max prize almost two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn.
Gerald Clement, 50, said he spent the last two weeks preparing himself for what his life will be like with $25 million.
I'm so lucky to have a close-knit network of family and friends that I could turn to in this situation. It took me a long time to process this, and I checked my ticket at the self-scanner about five times, said Clement, who is sing ...
Aug 26, 2010, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum
$50M Lotto Max jackpot finally won
Massive prize shared by two winning tickets
Next draw worth $30 million, as non-winning Maxmillions prizes roll into next pot
Mortgage-burning parties, new vehicles and lavish vacations are likely in the offing for holders of two winning tickets in Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
Lottery corporations in Atlantic and Western Canada say two winning tickets worth $25 million each were sold in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., and somewhere in Saskatchewan.
We're exceedingly excited ...
Jun 27, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum