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
$5M lottery win eases the pain
Paul Jaques thought a car crash 21 years ago made a big change in his life after it permanently injured his back.
Now, it has taken a backseat to a winning, $5 million Super 7 ticket.
We were going to stop him from going to physiotherapy because we couldn't afford it anymore, Jaques' wife, Cheryl, said at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s prize centre yesterday.
And now, they won't have to stop.
It's given me security, the 41-year-old North York man said. I got rear-ended by a ...
Oct 21, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m.
It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar ...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Two get bail in Ontario lottery jackpot theft case
Mother, daughter freed amid accusations they stole $3.5M ticket
A Windsor woman accused of taking her 81-year-old husband's $3.5 million winning lottery ticket and the daughter who cashed it in were released on bail in Ontario court Thursday.
Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and daughter Bobbie-Jo Arnold, 39, were arrested Wednesday for fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, false pretenses and uttering a forged document. Arnold signed the winning ticket and claimed the April ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum
Ottawan wins $2.5M in lottery
Carolyn Tweede has become Ottawa's latest millionaire after winning $2.5 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.
After buying a ticket every week, for quite a few years, the longtime Ottawa resident said she discovered Monday that she had finally got a winning ticket, her first win ever.
Mrs. Tweede, 62, said there will be no major lifestyle changes for her and her husband.
We're just gonna help our kids and invest it, she said.
We'll maybe take a trip or two, she laughed.
Sep 19, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy
It was an emotional roller-coaster yesterday for British Columbia's newest lottery millionaire.
52-year-old bus driver Glen Bell was in Richmond to pick up a check for more than $4.3 million after winning the Lotto 6/49 draw on Saturday.
But as Bell and his family were on their way to the B.C. Lottery Corporation offices they found out about the death of his father-in-law.
Bell says while the family went from jumping with joy to being in tears, they take solace in the fact the money wil ...
Sep 19, 2008, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
2 tickets to split $45.1M Lotto 6/49 jackpot
A ticket sold in northern Ontario and one sold in Qu bec will split the $45.1 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tied for the second-largest draw in Canada.
Each winning ticket is worth $22,572,856, the provincial gambling agency, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLGC), said in a release Thursday.
The winning numbers were pulled Wednesday night. They are 10, 18, 22, 26, 34, 38 and bonus number 39.
There were 17 second prizes, worth $220,055 each. Ontario players won seven of those, OLGC sai ...
Aug 8, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Ottawa barber, client share $32M lottery win
Two Ottawa men are splitting a $32 million lottery jackpot after decades of buying tickets together.
It hasn't sunk in yet, one of the winners, Samir Haddad, said Thursday. Today, signing some papers, my hands were shaking. When I look at all the zeroes...
Haddad, 57, and his friend and barber Mike Detorre, 71, were back in Ottawa after taking four limousines and 35 relatives with them to Toronto to pick up their Lotto 6-49 winnings the day before.
Haddad, who installs hardwood floo ...
Jul 7, 2008, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple loses 'lucky' lottery numbers, wins $27 million
Etobicoke couple win fortune with a set of Quick Pick numbers
Liz and Doug Kinsman of Etobicoke have a Friday night ritual and it won them $27 million.
It was just a Quick Pick. Just chance.
But it garnered them the big Super 7 lottery prize of $27 million plus $10 extra on the ticket as a bonus number.
We feel fantastic ... we're kind of numb still, Doug Kinsman said today.
It's the magnitude. A million or $2 million is one thing but $27 million ... it hasn't sunk in yet, ...
May 27, 2008, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
239 people share second prize in Canada's Lotto 6/49 draw
What some are calling a mathematical fluke led to smaller-than-expected payouts for 239 second-prize winners of last Wednesday's Lotto 6/49.
The jackpot for the draw was $3.99 million, but no one got all six numbers and the bonus to claim the biggest prize for the night.
But 239 tickets got five of the six winning numbers, along with the bonus. Those tickets were good enough for second prize. Had there only been one second prize ticket, however, the ticket-holder would have won more than ...
Mar 26, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum